Most CalFresh households who suffered a food loss as a
result of the PG&E Public Safety Shutoff beginning on October 9
through October 11th will be issued an automatic/mass replacement of
60% of their CalFresh benefit allotment for the month of October. This
automatic/mass replacement was issued on 10/24/2019 to most CalFresh households
within the following zip codes in Santa Cruz County:
95064; 95005; 95006;
95018; 95041; 95007; 95017; 95073; 95003 and 95066.
Certain CalFresh households residing in these zip codes did
not receive an automatic/mass replacement, and must contact the county to
request a replacement of their benefits if they were impacted by the Power
Shutoff by November 8, 2019. These households include:
- CalFresh households whose issuance date was on or after October 10th.
- Homeless CalFresh households staying in zip codes mentioned above.
Please note, State funded CalFresh Benefits, such as SNB, TNB, will not be replaced, and people who had already contacted the county and received a replacement of their benefits will not be eligible for additional replacement funds for the same event.
To report a loss of food purchased with CalFresh benefits or for questions, please call 1(888) 421-8080 or visit one of the offices located at 18W Beach Street, Watsonville or 1020 Emeline Avenue, Santa Cruz.