While utilizing the Food Pantry as emergency relief, you can explore these additional food resources!
Long Term Relief:
Awards eligible students up to $194 per month for groceries to help you stretch your monthly food budget. Comes in the form of an EBT card that can be used like a debit card at most major grocery stores. Find out more at the CalFresh page.
Available to eligible US citizens or permanent legal residents. If this does not apply to you, see the Food Assistance Program below instead.
You can also find additional resources for undocumented students at the Undocumented Student Program.
Short term financial award for non-CalFresh eligible students with financial need or CalFresh eligible students in extreme need who have yet to receive their EBT and have exhausted other funding options, including student loans (if applicable).
CalFresh eligible students need to be in the process of applying for CalFresh in order to be considered for the Food Assistance Program.
- non-CalFresh eligible students with financial need
- CalFresh eligible students in extreme need who have exhausted other funding options.
Consult a registered dietitian about your nutrition needs and how you can best utilize your new food resources.
Short Term Relief:
Off-Campus Emergency Food Resources
Check out Food Now(link is external) to find food pantries or soup kitchens near you, or call the Emergency Food Helpline at 510-635-3663.