CalFresh Help Clinic


CalFresh Help Clinic

Visit the CalFresh Help Clinic at Health Promotion & Wellness to get in-person help applying for CalFresh, a program that gives you extra money to help pay for food!

Drop-in hours: Monday- Thursday 11 AM- 3 PM

Location: Health Promotion & Wellness Office
750 Font Blvd. in Village at Centennial Square
Across the street from The Mashouf Wellness Center
See map

For questions email

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?

As a student, you may qualify if you have a monthly income of less then $1980 and meet ONE (or more) of these:

  • Work an average of 20 hours/week or more  
  • Approved for 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

Is it hard to apply?

It’s fairly easy to apply for CalFresh you can apply online here or drop into the CalFresh Help Clinic for help applying.

What should I bring to the CalFresh Help Clinic?

To finish your application you will need to submit a few verification documents. It is helpful if you bring them to the Clinic but if you don’t have them ready yet it’s ok. Come in and we can help you apply and show you how to submit documents at a later time.

Identification Card (One):

  • Drivers License
  • State ID
  • School ID
  • Birth Certificate

Living Expenses (Whichever applies):

  • Rental/Lease Agreement
  • Mortgage Receipt
  • Self-declaration- self-written piece of paper declaring you’re rent & name, sign and date

Income (If Needed):

  • Pay Stubs
  • Award Letters

Proof of Exemption (As Needed):

  • Financial Aid Award Letter
  • Cal Grant Acceptance
  • Work-Study approval
  • Proof of EOP enrollment
  • Other

Proof of Student Status:

  • Class Schedule