If you currently live in Glenn 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 Glenn 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 Glenn county, including in the cities of Willow and Orland.
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 Glenn county.
Table of Contents:
- California Restaurant Meals Program
- How to use your EBT Card at Restaurants in Glenn county
- List of Restaurants that Accept EBT in Glenn County
- Get Free Food in Glenn County
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 April 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 Glenn 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 Glenn 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 Glenn County
We have listed below the restaurants that accept CalFresh EBT in Glenn County.
Scroll down to find a nearby restaurant that accepts CalFresh EBT.
Orland, CA 95963
The CDSS plans to approve more restaurants in Glenn county for the RMP program.
We will update this post as more restaurants are added.
Get Free Food in Glenn County
If your household is struggling and needs additional food assistance, visiting a food pantry is one way to get more food.
Glenn County Food Pantries
Here’s a list of food pantries in Glenn county. Contact each pantry for eligibility requirements and operating hours.
Mondays from 9:00am-11:00am.
Food Bank assistance in Willows is located at 543 W. First Avenue and is provided by the Adventist Community Service group at the Willows Adventist Church.
Mondays from 10am – Noon and Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00pm.
Food Bank assistance in Orland is located at 19 Colusa Street and is provided by the Orland Pantry(link is external) at the First Lutheran Church.
The Orland Pantry provides food assistance to residents of Orland, Capay, Artois, and Hamilton City.
Restaurants that Accept EBT in Glenn county Summary
Here’s the bottom line:
The Glenn 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, 37 counties in California participate in the program, including Glenn county.
We hope this post on restaurants that accept EBT in Glenn county was helpful.
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