The CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), adds to the food budget of recipients. Benefits are issued monthly in the form of an Electronic Balance Transfer (EBT) card, which works like a standard debit card. CalFresh benefits can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores. Benefits may not be used to purchase alcohol, tobacco, or non-food items (such as paper goods or personal care items). Visit the website or call for assistance.