Events & Workshops

Ongoing Programs

Have you heard about CalFresh, a program that can give qualified students free grocery money?! Drop in to a CalFresh Info Session to learn more about what CalFresh is and if you should apply. Each attendee will receive a $5 gift card.

Date & Time:

  • Thursday, October 28th from 2- 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 4th from 3- 3:30 pm

Do you need helping paying for food? Connect with the CalFresh Help Clinic to see if you qualify for CalFresh, a program that gives you money each month to buy groceries. 

Fall 2021 Virtual Drop-in Hours (starts 10/5/2021):

  • Tuesdays: 10 am- 12 pm; 2- 4 pm
  • Wednesdays: 12- 2 pm
  • Thursdays: 10 am- 12 pm; 2- 4 pm

Real talk Bay Area living is expensive! Food & housing can be some of the hardest things for SF State students to secure. Join this session to learn more about SF State’s free food and housing crisis programs.

Date & Time:

  • Tuesday, November 9th from 12- 1 pm

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

Fall 2021 Clinic Hours (go into effect the week of Aug. 30th):

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

Location: Virtual appointments

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

Gator Groceries Date & Time: 

  • Wednesdays & Thursdays from 1- 5 pm (reservation only)
  • Fridays from 12- 2 pm (drop-in welcome)

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.

Upcoming Events & Workshops

PATHS Lunch & Learns aim to build community capital over sharing a FREE meal together and learning from each other about specific resources that intersect with housing.

Date & Time:

  • Wednesday, October 27th from 12- 1:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 17th from 12- 1:30 pm

Location: Health Promotion & Wellness Office


Join us to learn about CalFresh, a program that provides free money for groceries to eligible students. Then, stick around to watch a quick cooking demo to learn how to make delicious and affordable meals/snacks featuring ingredients that can be purchased with CalFresh EBT dollars. Currently enrolled SF State students who attend and complete the survey will
have a chance to win a $25 grocery gift card!

Date & Time: Thursday, October 28th from 12- 1 pm

Join us and learn Learn how to plant and grow your own indoor herb garden with the CalFresh team! Sign up by Wednesday, 10/27, and receive a FREE Herb Garden kit sent to your home to be used with us on Tuesday 11/2! The day of the workshop we will get an Indoor Herb Garden started together and learn how to care for them through a virtual workshop! Don’t miss out and sign up today! 

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 2nd from 5- 6 pm

Join the Food+Shelter+Success team in kicking off Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Come talk food and housing justice, learn about campus resources and grab a snack while you are out!

Date & Time: Monday, November 15th from 12- 2 pm

Location: Quad

Hey Gators! Join Food+Shelter+Success partners from LYRIC Center for LGBTQQ Youth and 3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic to learn about community housing resources and find out how to find and maintain stable housing as a college student! The first 20 students to register and attend this workshop will receive an Amazon or Visa gift Card. will receive an Amazon or Visa gift Card.

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 16th from 12- 1:30 pm

Do you need housing for the Spring semester? Join Food+Shelter+Succes to learn more about on-and-off campus housing options! Meet with apartment complexes, University Housing and connect with potential roommates at our roommate mixers!

Date & Time: Thursday, December 2nd from 11 am- 3 pm

Location: Jack Adams Hall

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.