Restaurants that Accept EBT in Kings County

If you currently live in Kings 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 Kings 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 Kings county, including in the cities of Lemoore and Hanford.

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 Kings county.

"What fast food places accept CalFresh EBT in Kings County"

Table of Contents:

  • California Restaurant Meals Program
  • How to use your EBT Card at Restaurants in Kings county
  • List of Restaurants that Accept EBT in Kings County
  • Get Free Food in Kings 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:

California Restaurant Meals Program Requirements

To use your CalFresh Golden State Advantage EBT Card at restaurants and fast-food chains in Kings 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 Kings county

Using your EBT Card to purchase hot meals at restaurants and fast food locations is easy.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Find a participating restaurant or fast food chain near you. Eligible locations will display the Restaurant Meals sign (pictured below).
  2. Purchase hot meals – breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the restaurant by using your California EBT Card at checkout.
  3. Follow the instructions and enter your 4-digit EBT Card PIN to complete your purchase.
  4. Get your receipt to see the remaining balance on your EBT Card CalFresh benefits account.

"California Restaurant Meals Program"

List of Restaurants that Accept EBT in Kings County

We have listed below the restaurants that accept CalFresh EBT in Kings County.

Scroll down to find a nearby restaurant that accepts CalFresh EBT.

Burger King
Address:
65 W Hanford Armona Rd,
Lemoore, CA 93245

Rally’s Hamburgers
Address: 1706 W Lacey Blvd,
Hanford, CA 93230

The CDSS plans to approve more restaurants in Kings county for the RMP program.

We will update this post as more restaurants are added.

Get Free Food in Kings County

If your household is struggling and needs additional food assistance, visiting a food pantry is one way to get more food.

Kings County Food Pantries

Here’s a list of food pantries in Kings county. Contact each pantry for eligibility requirements and operating hours.

Community Food Distribution Programs in Central California

  1. Armona Food Distribution (Central California Food Bank)

    • Agency: Central California Food Bank
    • Location: 13701 Hood Ave, Armona CA 93202, United States
    • Distribution Date: Every 1st Thursday of the month
    • More information: Food Locator
  2. Armona Food Distribution (Central California Food Bank)

    • Agency: Central California Food Bank
    • Location: 10953 14th Ave, Armona CA 93202, United States
    • Distribution Date: Every 1st Wednesday of the month
    • Note: Dates subject to change due to holidays
    • More information: Food Locator
  3. Lemoore Food Distribution (Kings Community Action Organization)

    • Agency: Kings Community Action Organization
    • Location: 555 College Avenue, Lemoore CA 93245, United States
    • Distribution Date: Monthly (next distribution on 5-15-2023)
    • Note: Drive-through pick-up available
    • More information: Food and Nutrition
  4. Lemoore Food Distribution (Central California Food Bank)

    • Agency: Central California Food Bank
    • Location: 1050 West Bush Street, Lemoore CA 93245, United States
    • Distribution Date: Every 1st Monday of the month
    • Note: Dates subject to change due to holidays
    • More information: Food Locator
  5. Hanford Food Distribution (Kings Community Action Organization)

    • Agency: Kings Community Action Organization
    • Location: 12536 Hanford Armona Road, Hanford CA 93230, United States
    • Distribution Date: Monthly (next distribution on 5-19-2023)
    • Note: Drive-through pick-up available
    • More information: Food and Nutrition
  6. God’s Bread Box Food Boxes

    • Agency: God’s Bread Box
    • Location: 726 E D St., Lemoore CA 93245, United States
    • Distribution: Monthly basis to needy families in Lemoore, Stratford, and Avenal
    • More information: Contact God’s Bread Box for details
  7. Lemoore Food Distribution (Central California Food Bank)

    • Agency: Central California Food Bank
    • Location: 555 College Avenue, Lemoore CA 93245, United States
    • Distribution Date: Every 3rd Monday of the month
    • Note: Dates subject to change due to holidays
    • More information: Food Locator
  8. Lemoore Family Resource Center (Family Resource Centers)

    • Agency: Family Resource Centers
    • Location: 124 C. Street, Lemoore CA 93245, United States
    • Services: Provides access to a variety of services supporting health and well-being

Click here for the full list of food pantry locations.

Restaurants that Accept EBT in Kings county Summary

Here’s the bottom line:

The Kings 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 Kings county.

Questions?

We hope this post on restaurants that accept EBT in Kings 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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