Many of the people who seek our help can usually pay their bills until something unexpected happens. Car expenses. Medical bills. Higher gas prices. Reduced hours at work. River City Food Bank helps the working poor as well as those on fixed incomes or facing serious illnesses.
CalFresh Outreach Department
CalFresh assistance is currently available during our distribution hours by appointment (drop in is also welcome) at both Midtown and Arden-Arcade locations:
Language services: English, Spanish, Farsi, Dari, and Pashto
Midtown: Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30am- 1:30pm
Arden-Arcade: Every Friday and Saturday from 10:30am- 1:30pm
Interested in applying or have questions? Call us at 916-233-4075 or click below to complete a referral form and email it back to us at
Updates to CalFresh Benefits
Emergency Allotments Will Not Continue: CalFresh recipients received an extra allotment on their EBT cards on February 12th, the last and final (Emergency Only) allotment will be March 26th. Regular Calfresh Benefits will continue and will be available between the 1st and the 10th of each month.
Find a Local Farmers Market: Use your EBT card to purchase fresh, seasonal produce at local Farmers Markets. Click here to view the list of current farmers markets and receive up to $10 to spend!
Purchasing hot meals with your EBT: Seniors age 60+, individuals with disabilities or those experiencing homelessness are eligible to use their EBT cards to purchase hot, prepared food at these local restaurants.
River City Food Bank is a proud CalFresh Outreach subcontractor for the California Association of Food Banks (CAFB)
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