Restaurants that Accept EBT in Stanislaus County

If you currently live in Stanislaus 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 Stanislaus 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 Stanislaus county, including in the cities of Turlock, Modesto, and Ceres.

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 Stanislaus county.

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Table of Contents:

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

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

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

Del Taco

2400 Mitchell Rd
Ceres, CA 95307

Del Taco

1601 Standiford Ave
Modesto, CA 95350

Del Taco

2401 Fulkerth Rd
Turlock, CA 95380

Popeyes

775 N. Golden State Blvd
Turlock, CA 95380

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

We will update this post as more restaurants are added.

Get Free Food in Stanislaus County

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

Stanislaus County Food Pantries

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

First Southern Baptist Church

74 N. Lee Street
Oakdale, CA 95361
209-847-2464

Interfaith Ministries

120 Kerr Avenue
Modesto, CA 95354
209-572-3117

First Southern Baptist Church

2813 E. Don Pedro Road
Ceres, CA 95307
209-538-0833

Modesto Union Gospel Mission

1400 Yosemite Boulevard
Modesto, CA 95354
209-529-8259

Riverbank Christian Food Sharing

3017 High Street
Riverbank, CA 95367
209-869-3710

Salvation Army

625 I St.
Modesto, CA 95354
209-523-7577

Salvation Army

1649 Las Vegas St.
Modesto, CA 95358
209-538-7111

Salvation Army

490 Starr Av.
Turlock, CA 95380
209-667-6091

St. Vincent De Paul Society

2827 Topeka Avenue
Riverbank, CA 95367
209-869-5813

Click here for the full list of food pantry locations.

Restaurants that Accept EBT in Stanislaus county Summary

Here’s the bottom line:

The Stanislaus 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 on the premises.

Currently, 37 counties in California participate in the program, including Stanislaus county.

Questions?

We hope this post on restaurants that accept EBT in Stanislaus 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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