CalFresh, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is not welfare. It’s a nutrition assistance program that helps you stretch your monthly budget to purchase healthy and nutritious food. If eligible, you may receive benefits up to $192 per month. CalFresh benefits are provided to eligible, low-income “household”. Benefit amount is based on household size and household income, with deductions allowed for some expenses, such as housing.