CalFresh Help Clinic


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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.

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?

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