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 Drop-in Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-3pm. Stop by for in-person CalFresh application assistance. Drop-ins typically take 15-30 minutes.
Location: Health Promotion & Wellness Office:
Village at Centennial Square 750 Font Blvd., Suite 5000. Across the street from Mashouf Wellness Center & across the courtyard from City Eats. See map
To Apply Online Without Assistance:
Start your application online use this link.
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?
As a student, you may qualify if you have a monthly income of less then $2010 and meet at least ONE of these:
- Work an average of 20 hours/week or more
- Approved 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.
For more information regarding Basic Needs, visit basicneeds.sfsu.edu.