If you currently live in Butte County and receive CalFresh benefits we have great news! Your CalFresh EBT Card or Golden State Advantage card can be used at select restaurants and fast food places if you meet the eligibility criteria. In this post, we will explain in detail how the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) works in Butte County and how you can qualify to use your EBT at these restaurants. In addition, we will provide you with a complete list of food places and restaurants that Accept EBT in Butte county, including in the cities of Oroville, and Chico.
First, we are going to explain what the California Restaurant Meals program is about and which counties are participating.
Second, we will explain the requirements for the RMP and how you can use your CalFresh EBT at these restaurants.
Finally, we will provide you with a complete list of restaurants that Accept EBT in Butte county.
The list includes restaurants in the following Butte County cities:
All you need to do is scroll down and find the city where you live or a nearby city and you will see the list of restaurants that accept EBT there.
California Restaurant Meals Program
The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) allows CalFresh recipients who are 60 years of age or older, disabled, or homeless to use their CalFresh benefits to purchase lower cost prepared meals at approved participating restaurants.
If you fit one of the groups described above, you can use your CalFresh California EBT card at select restaurants and fast-food chains within the state.
As of September 1, 2021, the RMP has expanded to a statewide program and is managed by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).
Therefore, restaurant vendors who are federally approved may participate in the RMP statewide, within all 58 counties in California.
As of November 2023, the restaurant meals program is active in 39 counties in California, with the CDSS working to bring the program to all 58 counties in the near future.
Currently, the restaurant meals program is active in the following counties:
- Contra Costa
- Los Angeles
- San Benito
- San Bernardino
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- San Joaquin
- San Luis Obispo
- San Mateo
- Santa Barbara
- Santa Clara
- Santa Cruz
California Restaurant Meals Program Requirements
To use your CalFresh Golden State Advantage EBT Card at restaurants and fast-food chains in Butte county, you must first meet certain requirements.
To be eligible for the Restaurant Meals Program, you must:
- Currently be enrolled and receiving CalFresh benefits
- Have an active California EBT Card
- Be homeless, elderly (age 60 or older), or disabled
If you do not meet the requirements listed above, you are not eligible to use your California EBT Card at restaurants and fast food chains.
How to use your EBT Card at Restaurants in Butte county
Using your EBT Card to purchase hot meals at restaurants and fast food locations is easy.
Here’s what you do:
- Find a participating restaurant or fast food chain near you. Eligible locations will display the Restaurant Meals sign (pictured below).
- Purchase hot meals – breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the restaurant by using your California EBT Card at checkout.
- Follow the instructions and enter your 4-digit EBT Card PIN to complete your purchase.
- Get your receipt to see the remaining balance on your EBT Card CalFresh benefits account.
List of Restaurants that Accept EBT in Butte County
We have listed below the restaurants that accept CalFresh EBT in Butte County.
Scroll down to find a nearby restaurant that accepts CalFresh EBT.
1161 Mangrove Ave
Chico, CA 95926
Located in the city of Chico, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen #11424 can be found on Mangrove Ave.
This location is perfect for those who live in the northern part of Butte County.
1796 Oro Dam Blvd E
Oroville, CA 95966
If you’re located in Oroville or the surrounding areas, you can check out Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.
It’s situated on Oro Dam Blvd E, making it a convenient stop for those who live east of Butte County.
The CDSS plans to approve more restaurants in Butte county for the RMP program.
We will update this post as more restaurants are added.
Get Free Food in Butte County
If your household is struggling and needs additional food assistance, visiting a food pantry is one way to get more food.
Butte County Food Pantries
Here’s a list of food pantries (Emergency Food Assistance Program Distribution Centers) in Butte county.
Contact each pantry for eligibility requirements and operating hours.
St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
410 Jackson Street
Biggs Methodist Church
441 C St.
Zion Community Christian Center
895 Virginia St.
Mt. Joy Bible Fellowship
Forest Ranch, CA
Cohasset Community Hall
11 Maple Creek Ranch Road
11300 Miller Flat Rd.
1st Baptist Church
6500 Clark Road
Stirling City Sheep Barn
17031 Manzanita Street
Stirling City, CA
Feather Falls Quonset Hut
1834 Lumpkin Rd.
Feather Falls, CA
Forbestown Community Hall
19100 New York Flat Rd
1st Southern Baptist Church
112 N. Yolo Street
Elk Creek Grange
145 Church Street
Elk Creek, CA
Stonyford Community Church
9476 Oro Quincy Hwy
Berry Creek, CA
Magalia Community Church
Bangor Community Church
7419 Oro Bangor Hwy
Grizzly Creek Christian Fellowship
12140 La Porte Rd
Palermo Community Council
2094 Palermo Road
First Lutheran Church
19 Colusa Street
Hamilton City Evangelical Church
490 Los Robles
Hamilton City, CA
New Life Church
10th & Grand
2620 5th Avenue
Maxwell Parks & Recreational Dist.
64 Oak Street
Colusa Senior Center
Williams Family Action Center
1404 E. Street
Greenville Distribution Center
120 Crescent Street #5
Restaurants that Accept EBT in Butte county Summary
Here’s the bottom line:
The Butte county Restaurant Meals program applies to those who are homeless, elderly (age 60 or older), or disabled.
If you are one of the groups above and have an active California EBT Card, you can use your CalFresh benefits to buy food at select restaurants.
This includes hot food that can be eaten at the premises.
Currently, 39 counties in California participate in the program, including Butte county.
We hope this post on restaurants that accept EBT in Butte county was helpful.
If you have further questions about CalFresh or California EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.
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