Events & Workshops

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!

Fall 2022 Virtual CalFresh Application Assistance hours are coming back in September 2022!

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

Clinic Hours:

  • Tuesdays: 8 am- 12 pm
  • Wednesdays 1- 5 pm

Location: Virtual appointments

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.

Date & Time: Mondays- Fridays from 8:30am- 3:30pm

Location: Health Promotion & Wellness office

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

Gator Groceries Date & Time: 

Date & Time:

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

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

Contact: if you have any questions

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.

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

Come learn how to prepare simple meals/snacks using items from this week’s AS Gator Groceries box! Try a free sample and grab copies of the recipe cards to make the meals/snacks for yourself at home. Plus, learn about other free food and nutrition resources available on campus.

*Students interested in picking up a Gator Groceries box should reserve their box online ahead of time 


Date: Oct. 13th, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Malcolm X Plaza


We welcome persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you would like reasonable accommodations, please contact Danielle Lundstrom at as soon as possible so your request may be reviewed.

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.