County of Marin Health and Human Services

Public Assistance

CalFresh Benefit Replacement for Food Loss

Are you a CalFresh recipient experienced food loss due to a fire, flood, power outage lasting more than 4 hours?

You can request a partial replacement of your CalFresh benefits if your food was lost due to a fire, flood or power outage lasting more than 4 hours.

For food loss resulting from the storms on January 7, 2023 through January 12, 2023, you have until February 7, 2023 to report the food loss and request CalFresh benefits replacement.

For food loss resulting from fire, flood, power outage lasting more than 4 hours but not due to the storms that began on January 7, 2023 through January 12, 2023, you have 10 days from the date of the event to report the food loss and request CalFresh benefits replacement.

Call our  our Eligibility Worker or Call Center at (877) 410-8817 or come into one of our offices locations (Please note Modified service announcement above).

How do I request replacement of my CalFresh Food benefits?

You need to complete, sign, and submit a form called “CF 303” to your local Public Assistance office. Include your contact information and a short description of how your food was lost. Include the date and time of the event that caused the food loss. 

Reemplazo de Beneficios de CalFresh por Perdida de Alimentos

¿Es usted un beneficiario de CalFresh que experimentó pérdida de alimentos debido a un incendio, una inundación o un corte de energía que duró más de 4 horas?

Si su perdida de alimentos fue debido a las tormentas que comenzaron el 7 de enero de 2023 a el 12 de enero de 2023, tiene hasta el 7 de febrero de 2023 para informar las perdida de alimentos y solicitar el reemplazo parcial de los beneficios de CalFresh.

Puede solicitar un reemplazo parcial de sus beneficios de CalFresh si sus alimentos se perdieron debido a un incendio, una inundación o un corte de energía que duró más de 4 horas. Tiene 10 días para informar la pérdida de alimentos y solicitar el reemplazo de los beneficios de CalFresh.

Llame a su oficina local de Asistencia Pública al (877) 410-8817

Servicio presencial disponible en las oficinas de Asistencia Pública (favor de notar anuncio de servicios limitados).

¿Cómo solicito el reemplazo de mis beneficios de CalFresh Food?

Debe llenar, firmar y enviar un formulario “CF 303" en español a su oficina de Asistencia Pública local. Incluya su información de contacto y una breve descripción de cómo se perdió su comida. Incluya la fecha y hora del evento que causó la pérdida de alimentos.

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The Public Assistance Branch of the Division of Social Services is responsible for the administration the major public assistance programs in Marin County. Division staff provide eligibility determinations and related services for the following programs:
CalWorksMedi-CalCMSPCalFresh - SNAP

Verifications Required:

When applying for public assistance programs, certain items are required to determine if an individual or family is eligible. The verifications needed may vary depending on the program you are applying for.

Please provide the following items for each family member applying for aid, if applicable:

  • Picture identification card
  • Social Security card
  • Medicare card or other health insurance card
  • Proof of citizenship or immigration status (birth certificate, passport, immigration card or VISA)
  • Proof of address (lease, rent receipt, utility bill)
  • Proof of income (paystubs, Federal income tax return with all attachments for self-employed, unemployment or disability payments, cash gifts or loans received)
  • Verification of property/assets (checking, savings, IRA or retirement account statements, car registration(s), land owned, etc.)
  • Additional verification may be requested

Welfare Fraud:

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is responsible for maintaining the integrity of public assistance programs. Welfare fraud investigators are charged with deterring, detecting and prosecuting fraud. This ensures that our programs are available for those in need of assistance. Referrals are received from the community, automated detection systems, eligibility staff and other agencies, hotlines, etc. All referrals are investigated, and the caller may remain anonymous. We have a bilingual speaking investigator available for Spanish referrals and assisting in translations.

SIU also contains the Collections Unit, which is responsible for billing and collecting overpayments due to administrative errors, client caused errors, and intentional program violations. Marin participates in the Tax Intercept Program which enables our Department to collect money from clients that are not paying by intercepting their tax returns.

To report suspected fraud for CalWORKs, CalFresh, General Assistance or In-Home Support Services (IHSS) please call (415) 473-7071 or fax (415) 473-7166.

To report Medi-Cal suspected fraud for Medi-Cal, please call (800) 822-6222,, or submit a complaint form online at

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