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Video Tutorial - How to Create a CAFE Account (Spanish Subtitles)
To apply for assistance programs, applicants must create an account in the CAFÉ (Common Access Front End) self-service portal. CAFÉ provides information about DCFS programs.
For additional information about CAFÉ and SNAP, visit the DCFS Online Helpdesk.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly benefits that help eligible low-income households buy the food they need for good health. For most households, SNAP funds account for only a portion of their food budgets; they must also use their own funds to buy enough food to last throughout the month.