There are times when you don’t have enough money to pay for important expenses such as healthy food. In San Jose, there are programs for families that provide temporary and emergency help to provide food and meals for your family.
Food Stamps in San Jose
Food stamps help you buy nutritious food for you and your family with coupons and an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. Food stamps help just when you need it most.
How do you apply for Food Stamps?
You must apply in person for the Food Stamp Program. Here are two places in San Jose where you can go to apply:
Santa Clara Agency on Social Services:
If you have children:
1919 Senter Road
San Jose, CA
Phone: (408) 271-5500
If you do not have children:
591 North King Road
San Jose, CA 95133
Phone: (408) 928-3650
Services: Apply for food stamps, cash assistance or MediCal/Medicare. You must apply in person for food stamps or cash assistance. You can call and have a form sent to you for MediCal or Medicare.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm (8 am - 4 pm to apply)
WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a food and nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well and stay healthy. Learn more about WIC.
How do you apply for WIC?
You need to apply for WIC in person at the WIC office nearest you. To find the office closest to you:
Get a list of organizations in San Jose that provide free food and meals during those times when your income can't pay for what you need.