American currency, hundred dollars, fifty dollars, twenty dollars, ten dollars, one dollar and some change photographed on Monday, March 8, 2021 in Pittsburg,Calif. Currency, banks, retail services. (Ray Saint Germain/Bay City News)

CalFresh emergency allotments due to COVID-19 will be expiring at the end of February, and Napa County is concerned that this may affect nearly 5,000 households who may see “significant” reduction in their benefits, county officials said on Friday.

CalFresh, formerly known as Food Stamps, is a benefit provided to lower-income households that may need help paying for food.

During the pandemic, households that received CalFresh were given temporary emergency allotments of an extra $95, according to the county.

Final allotments from the emergency program will start going out in March and end in April, affecting 4,892 households in Napa County. People who receive CalFresh will still get their normal allotment, just not the additional emergency amount.

These regular allotments will remain for households as long as they remain eligible, county officials said, and are based on household size, income and deductions.

To apply for CalFresh go to or call (707) 253-4511.