Did you know we take CalFresh? It’s California’s version of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps.

A new report by California Policy Lab found that most eligible California college students do not take part in the program. Among UCs, however, UC Davis has the second-highest rate of participation by eligible students, at 30 percent. UC Santa Barbara is the highest, at 37%, and UC Riverside is the lowest, with 13%.

Overall, the report said 17% of all California community college students were likely eligible for CalFresh, compared to 31% of UC undergraduate students, and 6% of UC graduate students. It did not compare rates for CSUs or other colleges.

The Davis Farmers Market participates in the CalFresh EBT program at all its markets!

Our program provides a free $15 Market Match for fruits and vegetables for the first $15 you withdraw from your account. Besides produce, this is good for purchases of breads, milk, eggs, meat, cheese, honey, fresh-squeezed juices and herbs. Bring your EBT card to our Market Shed, or market table at our satellite markets, to redeem or get more details on making CalFresh benefits go further. Sign up or learn more at https://www.cdss.ca.gov/food-nutrition/calfresh.