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CalFresh Updates, Food Banks and Delivery, the Lat

April 2020

More CalFresh on your EBT Card for April and May

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How to Use LA County’s Free Grocery Delivery Service for Seniors
More information on the Critical Delivery Service for seniors and people with disabilities

Here’s what to know:
·Items may be delivered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
· There is no delivery cost to the client.
· No application process is required, but items must be pre-paid and ready for pickup.
· Deliveries may be scheduled by calling 1-888-863-7411 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
· Clients may utilize this service up to four times or 40 miles per month, whichever comes first .

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Drive-thru Food Bank and a Food Pantry that will deliver!
Two South Bay churches, Saddleback Church South Bay and Nova Community Church, will host their next drive-thru food bank from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11 at Nova Community Church, 4345 Emerald St., — No registration is needed for the monthly drive-through food bank — so food can immediately get into the hands of those who need it. Saddleback Church South Bay also has started a food pantry since the pandemic began, and has delivered food and care boxes to those in need — although the deliveries may take up to a week to arrive. Information on registering for those programs is available at:

Below are two listings of County wide Food Bank Guides

Latest Update: Note there are different processes listed below for existing SSI recipients without qualifying children under 17, SSI recipients with qualifying children under 17, and new SSI recipients:

How do I get my COVID-19 economic impact payment?
Social Security Administration
Date: April 15, 2020

The Treasury Department has launched a new web tool allowing quick registrations for Economic Impact Payments. Treasury, not Social Security, will make these payments. Please see guidance below.

Existing Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who do not have qualifying children under age 17:
You do not need to take any action with the IRS. You will automatically receive your $1,200 economic impact payment directly from the IRS. You should receive the automatic payments by direct deposit, Direct Express debit card, or by paper check, just as you would normally receive your Social Security benefits.
People who receive Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability insurance benefits, who did not file a tax return for 2018 or 2019, and who have qualifying children under age 17 and those receiving SSI who have qualifying children under age 17:
Go to the IRS's webpage to enter your information instead of waiting for your automatic $1,200 Economic Impact Payment. By taking proactive steps to enter information on the IRS website about you and your qualifying children, you will also receive the $500 per dependent child payment in addition to your $1,200 individual payment. If Social Security beneficiaries and SSI recipients in this group do not provide information to the IRS soon, you will have to wait to receive $500 per qualifying child.
New beneficiaries since January 1, 2020, of either Social Security or SSI benefits, who did not file a tax return for 2018 or 2019:
Go to the IRS’s Non-Filers website to enter your information.
For those SSI and Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability insurance beneficiaries, with dependent children, who use Direct Express debit cards, additional information will be available soon regarding the steps to take on the IRS website when claiming children under 17.
Treasury expects automatic payments for Social Security beneficiaries no later than the end of April and automatic payments for SSI recipients no later than early May.
Please note that we will not consider economic impact payments as income for SSI recipients, and the payments are excluded from resources for 12 months.
The eligibility requirements and other information about the Economic Impact Payments can be found at the IRS’s Economic Impact Payment Information Center . In addition, please continue to visit the IRS for the latest information.