You can apply for Calfresh otherwise known as food stamps in San Francisco by calling the Human Services Food Assistance Service Center at (415) 558-1001 or (877) 366-3076. While applying by phone, you will be screened to see if you are eligible. For more information, you can also visit the Calfresh website at If you are eligible, you will need to either come to the office located at 1235 Mission Street with identification, proof of income and other paperwork for an in-person application or request a mailed application. You can receive food stamps in as little as three days.

You can also apply for food stamps in person at 1235 Mission Street between 8th and 9th Streets in San Francisco, Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm (closed for lunch 12 – 1 pm) and ask for an application form. If an interview slot is available, you may be interviewed and certified the same day. You will need to complete an interview before your application can be approved.

You can also apply at the Career Link Center at 3120 Mission Street at Cesar Chavez Street Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 5 pm (closed for lunch 12 – 1 pm).

You may fax your application form to (415) 355-2300 or mail it to Food Stamps Program, P.O. Box 7988, San Francisco, CA 94120. You can also visit the Calfresh website at


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