CalFresh is the new name for California's Food Stamp Program. CalFresh is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that provides assistance for households to purchase nutritious food. The program uses an easy credit card format called Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) to purchase food at retail stores and farmers markets. Learn more


The Restaurant Meals Program allows homeless, elderly (age 60 or over), and disabled CalFresh households to use CalFresh benefits to purchase prepared meals at participating restaurants. Local restaurants participating in the service will display a sign on their door or window indicating they are an Alameda County Restaurant Meal location. Liist of currently participating restaurants:

Carl’s Jr.

871 Marina Village Pkwy. Alameda, CA 94501

Carl’s Jr.

3770 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA 94690

Pizza Hut

2617 Decoto Rd. Union City, CA 94587

El Torero Taqueria

5801 International Blvd. Oakland CA 94621

Jamba Juice

3962 Mowry Ave. Fremont CA 94538