San Diego County Food Stamp Office

Find San Diego County California food stamp offices. Food stamp offices provide information on food stamps and SNAP program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) eligibility, application, guidelines, income requirement, EBT/SNAP balance lookups, card numbers, and MyBenefits.


Chula Vista South Region Center Food Stamp Office 690 Oxford Street Chula Vista CA 91911 866-262-9881


El Cajon Family Resource Center Food Stamp Office 220 South 1st Street El Cajon CA 92019 866-262-9881

Escondido Family Resource Center North Inland Food Stamp Office 620 East Valley Parkway Escondido CA 92025 866-262-9881

Lemon Grove Family Resource Center Food Stamp Office 7065 Broadway Lemon Grove CA 91945 866-262-9881

Oceanside Family Resource Center North Coastal Food Stamp Office 1315 Union Plaza Court Oceanside CA 92054 866-262-9881

San Diego Centre City Family Resource Center Food Stamp Office 1255 Imperial Avenue San Diego CA 92101 866-262-9881

San Diego Family Resource Center Northeast Food Stamp Office 5001 73rd Street San Diego CA 92115 866-262-9881

San Diego Family Resource Center Southeast Food Stamp Office 4588 Market Street San Diego CA 92102 866-262-9881

San Diego North Central Family Resource Center Food Stamp Office 5055 Ruffin Road San Diego CA 92123 866-262-9881

About San Diego County Food Stamp Offices

The San Diego County Food Stamp Office refers to the California State agency that administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in San Diego County, CA. Commonly referred to as "Food Stamps," SNAP benefits are a form of nutrition assistance provided to income-eligible households in San Diego County through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). SNAP Offices provide benefits intended to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of low-income households.

You may contact Food Stamp Offices for questions about:
  • San Diego County food stamp eligibility
  • Applying for food stamps and SNAP food benefit
  • Calculating SNAP benefits
  • EBT cards and account balances
  • Finding stores that accept SNAP, EBT cards and food stamps
San Diego County SNAP Eligibility

Eligibility for San Diego County SNAP benefits is largely based on a household's income and assets. Income and asset limits vary based on household size, and are typically less restrictive for households with elderly or disabled members. San Diego County SNAP Offices require able-bodied adults without dependents to work or participate in qualified training or education programs in order to receive benefits. Children, seniors, and the disabled are exempt from the work requirement. A person must be a citizen, or lawfully documented non-citizen, to qualify for SNAP benefits in California. San Diego County households that receive cash benefits from another means-tested program, such as Supplemental Social Security Income, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), or General Assistance, automatically qualify for SNAP.

Food Stamps

Participating San Diego County households receive food stamps or SNAP food benefits that may be used to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food. The benefit is provided on an electronic debit card (EBT card) that can be used at supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, farmers markets, and other places selling eligible items in San Diego County.

Applying for Food Stamps

In California, the Department of Social Services, Department of Human Services, or similar agency administers SNAP. San Diego County SNAP Offices are responsible for accepting and processing applications from households, determining eligibility, and distributing the benefits. San Diego County food stamp applications are accepted at agency field offices as well as online. The agencies that administer SNAP typically administer other Federal assistance programs, such as TANF and Medicaid, as well as state assistance programs. As a result, these agencies are often able to offer integrated case management services and have developed shared information technology and eligibility systems.