Events & Workshops

Food+Shelter+Success Presentations and Workshops

Interested in having a Food+Shelter+Success team member come to your space to present on our services, run a workshop, or even guest present for your class and space?

Weekly Programs

Do you have any questions about CalFresh? Interested in learning if you may be eligible for monthly grocery benefits? Book an appointment with a CalFresh Navigator to find out more information and apply. We can help gather documents, discuss student exemptions, walk you through the application and help with any post application questions!


HPW offers free in-person grab-and-go wellness resources and kits. This includes safer sex supplies, menstrual supplies, Food+Shelter+Success personal care and laundry kits, sleep kits, self-care kits, art kits, and more! Stop by during open hours.

Stop by AS Gator Groceries and pick up a box of free groceries!

Gator Groceries Date & Time:

Date & Time:

  • Wednesdays & Thursdays from 1-5 pm (reservations only)
  • Fridays 12-2 pm (walk in, no reservations needed)

Location: Cesar Chavez Student Center Rec and Dining Level (bottom floor)


Free Food in Your Area

To find free food in your area visit your local food bank or enter your zip code in the foodfinder.


For most up to date information and to find out what the pantry is giving out this week, follow @as_marketandpantry_sfsu on Instagram.

Contact: if you have any questions

Virtual Services

  • Tuesdays - Fridays from 12:30- 6:30 pm
  • Saturdays from 9:30 am- 3:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: that VITA cannot prepare returns for those:
1. Whose income is above $66,000;
2. Married filing separately; or
3. Self-employed with business expenses greater than $10,000.

Upcoming Events & Workshops

Are you graduating this Spring? If you are currently receiving CalFresh, learn how your student status after graduation will change your CalFresh eligibility moving forward. If you are not receiving CalFresh, learn how your graduating status may make you eligible!  Join us for an in-person pizza and painting evening workshop at Health Promotion & Wellness where we will provide insight on how your student status will affect your eligibility! All materials will be provided so all you need to bring is your creativity! All participants who complete the End of Workshop survey will be entered in a raffle to win a Nutri-Bullet system or a Rice Cooker. If you are a student graduating this spring don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn about your eligibility status and connect with other students in a fun and engaging way! 


Friday, May 5th 

5 pm - 7 pm

LOCATION: HPW Office in the Sun Room


We welcome persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you would like reasonable accommodations, please contact Diana Cardenas at Must be a currently enrolled SFSU student to receive the prizes.

Would you like to request a Food+Shelter+Success overview or CalFresh workshop for your class, group, or meeting? Submit a request form and someone will get back to you in 3-5 business days.

  • Please request a program at least 2 weeks in advance, and we expect that your department/group will do the marketing + outreach for the event.
  • For events with fewer than 10 students expected attendance, we may respectfully decline or cancel the session. 

Food+Shelter+Success- Basic Needs Overview Workshop

Request this Food+Shelter+Success workshop to explore student basic needs and the free food and housing stability resources on campus!

CalFresh- Free Money for Food! Workshop

CalFresh provides qualified applicants with free money for food each month! This workshop provides an overview of CalFresh, program eligibility requirements, information about what to expect when applying, and tip and tricks for success. Students are provided Q&A time as well as connection to other free food resources.

CalFresh Group Application Session Workshop

Do you have a group of students who would like support applying for CalFresh? Request this CalFresh application assistance workshop for your class, organization or department. Students will be lead step-by-step through the CalFresh application and will be provided support gathering verification documents and tips for success.