Restaurants that Accept EBT in San Joaquin County

If you currently live in San Joaquin 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 San Joaquin 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 San Joaquin county, including in the cities of Lodi, Manteca, and Stockton.

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 San Joaquin county.

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Table of Contents:

  • California Restaurant Meals Program
  • How to use your EBT Card at Restaurants in San Joaquin county
  • List of Restaurants that Accept EBT in San Joaquin County
  • Get Free Food in San Joaquin 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 February 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 San Joaquin 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 San Joaquin 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.

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List of Restaurants that Accept EBT in San Joaquin County

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

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

Popeyes

612 E Kettleman
Lodi, CA 95240

Subway

2620 Reynolds Ranch Parkway 120
Lodi, CA 95240

Deltaco

1194 E Yosemite Ave
Manteca, CA 95336

Popeyes

1404 W Yosemite Ave
Manteca, CA 95337

Popeyes

4966 West Ln
Stockton, CA 95210

Popeyes

7567 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95207

Subway

46 N Sutter St
Stockton, CA 95202

Subway

1304 E Hammer Ln Ste 10
Stockton, CA 95210

Subway

3221 W Hammer Ln Ste C
Stockton, CA 95209

Subway

2320 Pisa Cir
Stockton, CA 95206

Subway

4011 E Morada Ln Ste 110
Stockton, CA 95212

Subway

3706 E Hammer Lane 4B
Stockton, CA 95212

Subway

1540 E March Ln Ste B3
Stockton, CA 95210

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

We will update this post as more restaurants are added.

Get Free Food in San Joaquin County

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

San Joaquin County Food Pantries

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

Bread of Life

(209) 943-6604
3034 Michigan Avenue
Stockton, CA 95204

Breakfast Club

411 S. Harrison Street
Stockton, CA 95203
(209) 931-2528

Catholic Charities

1106 N. El Dorado Street
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 444-5900

Good Samaritan Training Center

1331 E. Fremont Street
Stockton, CA 95205
(209) 469-7098

Helping Hands

429 E. March Lane
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 477-2645

San Joaquin Delta College Veterans Resource Center

5151 Pacific Avenue
DeRicco 141
Stockton, CA 95205
(209) 954-5151 ext. 6195

Presentation Church

6715 Leesburg Place
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 472-2150

St. Bernadette’s Church

2544 Plymouth Road
Stockton, CA 95204
(209) 465-3081

Click here for the full list of food pantry locations.

Restaurants that Accept EBT in San Joaquin county Summary

Here’s the bottom line:

The San Joaquin 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 San Joaquin county.

Questions?

We hope this post on restaurants that accept EBT in San Joaquin 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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