Events & Workshops

Ongoing Programs

Do you need help 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. The CalFresh Help Clinic is providing virtual assistance!

Our weekly virtual appointment hours will resume at the start of the Spring 2021 semester. Please reach out to us at with any questions or CalFresh assistance needs at this time.  

Are you having trouble paying for groceries or finding stable housing? SF State has many programs that can help. Come find out more about what’s available for you!

Date and Time: Every Thursday from 3-4 pm

Food+Shelter+Success is pleased to offer phone advising sessions for students who are experiencing financial difficulties. SF State has a number of resources that may be helpful for students struggling to make ends meet. After submitting your information, we will e-mail you a confirmation letter with the time that you can expect a call.

Hours: Every Monday & Thursday from 1-3 pm

Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Danielle Lundstrom, is available for free private appointments. Visit our Nutrition Clinic page for more information.

Date & Time:

  • Every Tuesday from 8:30- 11:30 am
  • Every Wednesday from 1:30- 4:30 pm

Location: Virtual appointments

Tune in every Tuesday with @SFStateCares on YouTube for a new weekly health tip video! 

**CLOSED for Winter Break**

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

Gator Groceries Date & Time: Wednesdays & Thursdays from 11 am- 1 pm (during the regular semester)

Location: Cesar Chavez Student Center Info Desk

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.

Upcoming Events & Workshops

The Budget Bites series is back by popular demand! In this three-part workshop series, we’ll share need-to-know information and realistic strategies to help you plan, shop for, and prepare nutritious meals and snacks on a budget. Attend all three workshops for a chance to win a cooking-themed prize!

Part 1: Food Budgeting & Meal Planning

Learn money-saving tips and tricks to help you create a food budget and meal plan that works for you. Eating balanced and tasty meals is possible within any budget and we’ll show you how!

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 2nd from 12- 12:45 pm 

Part 2: Navigating the Grocery Store

Learn how to make a game plan before going to the grocery store. We’ll talk about creating grocery lists that can help you get in and out of the store more quickly and simple ways to save money!

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 9th from 12- 12:45 pm 

Part 3: Meal Prep Made Easy

We’ll show you how to take the stress out of meal prepping by getting familiar and creative with food. Plus, we’ll share our favorite cooking tips & tricks to help save time in the kitchen! 

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 16th from 12- 12:45 pm 

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 5-7 business days. Please request a program at least 2 weeks in advance.

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.