Restaurant Owner Information
 

Los Angeles County is now offering an opportunity to expand your business and provide a valuable service to the community by participating in the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program.

Los Angeles County has a large population of homeless, disabled, and elderly (age 60 and over) individuals who receive CalFresh benefits and are now able to use their Golden State Advantage (EBT) cards to purchase meals from participating restaurants throughout Los Angeles County.  EBT cards work similar to ATM and credit cards.

Your business may benefit from this new Restaurant Meals Program by increasing your  revenue and serving your community.

Participating Restaurant Means….

Those restaurants that have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Los Angeles County and have been certified by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

Participation Is Easy

1. Complete this information form and submit via email by clicking the submit button at the end of this form.   OR
Call us at (562) 908-6746 or (562) 908-6345  OR
Click here to print a copy of the information form (pdf). Complete and mail this form or fax it to:staff
Department of Public Social Services
CalFresh Program
12820 Crossroads Parkway South
City of Industry, California 91746
Fax (562) 695-0423
OanhNgo@dpss.lacounty.gov
2.
Sign an MOU agreement with Los Angeles County.   Click here to see a sample of MOU
3.
Complete and Submit an application for certification by the USDA, FNS to accept CalFresh benefits and receive your FNS number.
4.
Submit a copy of your business Certificate of Liability Insurance.
INSURANCE

The information below details the insurance requirement of the Restaurant Meals Program as listed on Page 14, of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and is provided as a handy reference.

A.
Without limiting CONTRACTOR’s indemnification of COUNTY and during the term of this MOU, CONTRACTOR shall provide and maintain a program of General Liability insurance (written on ISO policy form CG 00 01, or its equivalent), endorsed adding the County of Los Angeles as an additional insured for all the activities arising from this MOU, and with limits of not less than the following:
a) General Aggregate: $2 million
b) Products/Completed Operations Aggregate: $1 million
c) Personal and Advertising Injury: $1 million
d) Each Occurrence: $1 million
B.

Such insurance shall be primary to and not contributing with any other insurance or self-insurance programs maintained by the COUNTY, and shall be provided at CONTRACTOR’s own expense. A certificate of Insurance (ACORD or its equivalent) or other evidence of coverage satisfactory to COUNTY shall be delivered to:

Oanh Ngo, Acting HSA I
CalFresh Program
12820 Crossroads Parkway South
City of Industry, California 91746
Failure by CONTRACTOR to maintain the required insurance, or to provide evidence of insurance coverage acceptable to COUNTY, shall constitute a material breach upon which COUNTY may immediately terminate or suspend this MOU prior to commencing services under this MOU.

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES Revised 01/10

5. Get ready to receive eligible Restaurant Meals Participants by using the state issued Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) equipment at no charge or an EBT integrated commercial Point-of-Sale (POS) equipment. For more information on (EBT), please call 1-866-217-1076.

Need ACS EBT Retailer Agreement and Settlement Authorization Forms
Click here to print a copy of the ACS Retailer Agreement.
Click here to print a copy of the ACH Settlement
Mail both completed forms to: ACS State & Local Solutions, Inc. 12357 Riata Trace Parkway Suite A300 Austin, TX 78727
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