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San Diego Hunger Coalition CalFresh Training Opportunities

Community organizations play a unique role in connecting eligible residents to benefits by conducting outreach and providing application assistance to those who need additional support navigating the process. To ensure that community partners have the tools required to effectively connect eligible San Diegans in need to CalFresh benefits, San Diego Hunger Coalition offers free CalFresh Application Assistance 101 training on a monthly basis. The Hunger Coalition can also provide private trainings depending on community organization needs. For more information, please contact Jaqueline Hess at

Information about SDHC’s CalFresh Application Assistance 101 Training

The CalFresh 101 training was developed for staff new to the program but is often a helpful refresher for staff to remain up to date with ongoing local, state and federal program changes. The training is three hours long and provides a comprehensive background on CalFresh, including:

  • A complete outline of eligibility guidelines and the application process

  • Guidance on how to provide strong client advocacy and follow up support

  • Key considerations for serving hard to reach populations, including seniors, homeless, college students and immigrants

Important Information for Non-Subcontracting Community Based Organizations

In order for the Hunger Coalition to provide this free service for our partners, it is extremely important for us understand the impact of our training services. We are asking partners who participate in our training to share basic data about the number of clients served on a semi-annual basis. Information will be aggregated with other community organizations when shared to illustrate collective impact in the community. We ask that all organizations complete a “CalFresh Data Sharing Agreement” before participating. If you are unsure if your organization has already completed this form, or you have any questions, feel free to contact Jaqueline Hess at

CalFresh Data Sharing Agreement (Microsoft Word / Adobe PDF)

Upcoming Training Registration
Register for the next CalFresh Application Assistance 101 Training.