County of Marin Health and Human Services

CalFresh - SNAP

New Public Assistance Hours

Effective August 1st, 2016 Public Assistance reception hours for San Rafael and Novato locations will be 8:00am–4:00 pm.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the CalFresh program that provides qualified applicants with an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card that may be used in participating grocery stores to supplement your food purchases. Eligibility for the program depends on residency, citizenship or immigration status, income, resources/assets, and other factors.

For additional information about the program please view the brochure Applying for CalFresh and visit the California Department of Social Services website at

You can apply for CalFresh online in 10 minutes from your phone or computer at This website is a free service from the non-profit organization Code for America.

Apply at