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Older Adult Programs

Older Adult Programs

Older adults often live on fixed incomes and are at risk of food insecurity. In fact, 23% of the people we serve are over 65. FIND provides targeted support to reach this vulnerable population.

During the stay-at-home orders, FIND has a seniors-only walk-up distribution every other week at the La Quinta Desert Recreation District and the Coachella Desert Recreation District.

Need help accessing food near you? Click here to locate a food program.

CalFresh Case Management

Older Adult Programs

Do you need extra help buying groceries? Many older adults qualify for CalFresh, but they are one of the largest groups that do not receive benefits. We know this is due to misconceptions about the process and benefits they will receive. Learn more about how CalFresh can help you purchase healthy foods!

Call 760-775-3663 to make an appointment with FIND’s CalFresh Case Management Team. They can work through your application to make sure you receive the maximum benefits.

Common Questions

“I only qualify for the minimum benefits because of my social security.”

Listing your monthly medical expenses can increase the amount you receive and maximize your benefits.

“I don’t want to take resources from someone who needs them.”

SNAP is an entitlement program. Anyone who qualifies to receive CalFresh will receive benefits.

“The application takes too much time, and the minimum benefits aren’t worth the effort.”

When you qualify for CalFresh, you automatically qualify for other savings and benefits programs to stretch your monthly budget.

FIND’s Community Health Workers can help you apply to save up to 20% on your monthly gas bill:

California Alternate Rates for Energy (CAREs) Program

LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program)

“I am unable to go to the CalFresh office for an interview.”

If you are not able to go to the CalFresh office, you may request a telephone interview. You may also ask a relative, pastor, neighbor, etc., to attend the interview as an authorized representative.

“I do not want to go to the CalFresh office every few months to keep getting benefits.” Households in which all adult members are seniors may only have to recertify every 24 months, and counties must provide the option to waive the face-to-face interview if all household members are 60 or older, or have a disability.

“I thought older adults could only receive $3,250 in resources.”

In most cases, there is no resource limit for CalFresh. You may be eligible even if you have money in savings and retirement accounts. 

Learn more about the myths & facts About CalFresh for Older Adults (ages 60 and over)