Welcome to Food+Shelter+Success

Food+Shelter+Success, SF State's Basic Needs Initiative, supports students’ ability to reach their full potential at SF State by providing food, housing and financial crisis support programs, services, and referrals.

Food+Shelter+Success stands in solidarity with everyone fighting for equality. Equitable access to housing, food, medical care, and education are critical, undeniable, and foundational elements of racial and social justice.

Need emergency basic needs support?


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Fueling your Success Workshop Series
📚 Are you a college student seeking to enhance your academic performance, well-being, and community engagement? Look no furt…
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Emergency Meal Card Applications Live
This community meal-sharing program helps elevate student food security by providing free meals at City Eats Dining Hall to…
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Emergency Meal Cards Updates for Fall 2023
Due to the high need and impact on our office, we are changing the process to be an online application (no more walk-ins) wh…
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CalFresh Student Exemptions Changes
During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), a change in federal law made more students temporarily eligible for CalFr…