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CalFresh office still open during coronavirus pandemic

The Employment and Social Services office is still helping with CalFresh applications.

Posted: May 7, 2020 7:31 PM
Updated: May 8, 2020 9:04 AM

CHICO, Calif.-With unemployment numbers rising across the state, people need help navigating through these tough times. 

The Employment and Social Services office is still helping with CalFresh applications. 

If you want to apply you can drop-off your application in person or apply online.

One man told Action News Now, the process is pretty easy and convenient. 

"I'm not really savvy with computers so it's nice I can come in here to get help," said Chico Resident Dean Wisely. 

He says he's been recieving his CalFresh benefits quickly.

Office workers say they've seen a dramatic increase in applications since the coronavirus. 

Senator Jim Nielsen says, "It obviously puts a demand on all of our help resources, which includes CalFresh. Right now we are doing OK but if it prolongs we are going to be in a crisis, that's for sure."

He says the state is working to quickly process EDD claims and CalFresh Applications. 

Senator Nielsen says the key would be to balance public health concerns with opening up the economy in a safe manner.

The Unemployment and Social Services Office is located at 765 East Avenue and it's open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 302484

Reported Deaths: 6859
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1249923690
Riverside23334533
Orange21517402
San Diego18402415
San Bernardino17414304
Imperial7654127
Fresno762787
Alameda7407146
San Joaquin606567
Kern597989
Santa Clara5678166
Tulare5509148
Sacramento493278
Stanislaus436450
Contra Costa435788
San Francisco414550
Ventura409353
Santa Barbara386829
San Mateo3787111
Marin322730
Kings285539
Monterey234317
Solano198527
Merced179312
Sonoma151914
Placer99311
San Luis Obispo8774
Madera8578
Yolo80228
Santa Cruz5063
Napa4664
Sutter3374
Butte3194
San Benito3112
El Dorado2920
Lassen2690
Shasta1766
Yuba1633
Humboldt1614
Glenn1590
Nevada1591
Mendocino1070
Colusa1030
Lake1011
Tehama981
Calaveras610
Tuolumne600
Del Norte580
Mono491
Amador360
Inyo341
Siskiyou330
Mariposa311
Plumas150
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