Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Introducing the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program!

Santa Cruz County’s Restaurant Meals Program enables eligible CalFresh recipients to purchase a nutritious prepared meal at participating restaurants with their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.

Who Can Use the Program
The Restaurant Meals Program is available to persons that receive CalFresh who:

  • Are experiencing homelessness; or
  • Are age 60 or over; or
  • Have a disability.
The EBT cards are electronically tagged if the holder is homeless, disabled, or over 60. Therefore a card for a person without these issues will not work at the restaurants. If you become homeless, contact the county.
Restaurant Meals Program participants can continue to use their CalFresh benefits at grocery stores, farmer’s markets, and other locations that accept EBT cards.

Participating restaurants will have an EBT Cards Accepted Here sign displayed. The following provides current participating restaurants:

105 Post Office Drive, Suite D, Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 688-6600

1964 Freedom Boulevard, Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 763-0583

Togo’s Sandwiches (Two Locations)
849-B Almar Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 431-6889
902 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 471-2488

For more information, please contact the County of Santa Cruz Human Services Department at (888) 421-8080.

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