CalFresh Help Clinic


Navi-gator sitting in CalFresh Help Clinic

CalFresh Help Clinic

Do you need helping paying for food? Visit the CalFresh Help Clinic to see if you qualify for CalFresh, a program that gives you money each month to buy groceries. You can meet with one of our CalFresh Navi-Gators to learn more about the program, start your online application, and connect with free food resources on campus.

Spring 2019 Drop-in Hours: 

Monday-Thursday 11 AM- 3 PM ( Monday, Feb. 11- Thursday, May 9)
Stop by for in-person CalFresh application assistance. Drop-ins typically take 15-30 minutes.

***Reminder: The CalFresh Help Clinic is open until Thursday, May 9 for Spring 2019. Stop by today!***

*Please check back in Fall 2019.*

Location: Health Promotion & Wellness Office:

Village at Centennial Square
750 Font Blvd., Suite 5000
Across the street from Mashouf Wellness Center & across from City Eats. See map

To Apply Online Without Assistance: 

Start your application online now!

Got Questions?


CalFresh FAQ

How does CalFresh expand my food budget?

If you are approved for CalFresh you will receive an EBT card that looks like a debit card. You can use this card to purchase food at most grocery stores and farmers' markets.

What are the eligibility requirements?

To be eligible for CalFresh you must:

  • Make between $0 - $2010 per month for a household of 1
  • Have U.S. citizenship, permanent residency, U/T Visa or refugee status
  • Not have a meal plan from the University that covers 2+ meals per day
  • If you are younger than 22 and live with your parents, you must apply with your family (if you are over 22 you can apply on your own)
  • If you are over 18 and do not live with your parents you can apply on your own
  • Student must meet at least ONE of the following exemptions:
  • Work an average of 20 hours/week or more
  • Be approved for and accepted Work Study
  • Enrolled in EOP, MESA, or Guardian Scholars Program
  • Have a child under 12
  • Receiving Cal Grant A or B
  • Other exemptions may apply

**If you have a meal plan from the University, and receive 2+ meals per day, unfortunately you will not qualify for CalFresh. We recommend applying at a later time when you no longer have a meal plan.**

What should I bring to the CalFresh Help Clinic?

Yourself! You will eventually need to gather verification documents to complete your application. Your CalFresh Navi-Gator can help you figure out which documents you need and how to get them.