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CalFresh

Important CalFresh COVID19 Updates

Click the button below to be directed to our current Frequently Asked Questions and CalFresh updates relating to COVID-19.

Updates

About CalFresh

What is CalFresh?

CalFresh is California's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that awards those who are eligible with monthly grocery benefits based on individual need to help supplement their food budget and buy food. For more information on eligibility please see the eligibility outline below!

How Do I Buy Food With CalFresh?

CalFresh benefits are accessed by using an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. An EBT card is used the same way you would use a debit or ATM card. Eligibility and the amount of CalFresh benefits you receive depend on individual factors such as income and certain living expenses. These benefits can be used at many grocery stores and campus markets.

Contact Us:

You can reach us by scheduling an appointment to meet with a CalFresh Outreach Assistant, by email at calfresh@ucsd.edu, or by phone at (858) 246-5581.  

Spring 2021 Walk-in Hours (via Zoom):

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*Click on the day/time above to be taken to a Zoom meeting room with a CalFresh Outreach Assistant

USING CALFRESH AT UC San Diego:

You can use your card at any of the following locations: Goody's Market | The Village Market | Roger's Market | Earl's Market at Canyon Vista Marketplace | Sunshine Market

CalFresh Eligibility

Click the link below for information on eligibility for CalFresh as a UC San Diego student!

Eligibility

CalFresh Assistance Form

Please fill out the form below and a CalFresh Outreach Assistant will reach out to you within 2 business days.

CalFresh Form

Application Tools

This video is a step-by-step guide to aid students who wish to apply to CalFresh, independently without assistance from our team. Click the button below for more resources on how to apply independently!

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CalFresh Clinics, Workshops, and Webinars

For more information on the various Application events that our team hosts throughout each quarter, click the link below.

Our Events

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

To see a comprehensive list of answers to questions that we are often asked by students, please click the link below

FAQs

Additional Perks and Benefits

If you are a CalFresh Recipient, there are additional Perks and Benefits that are available to you! For a list of these, click the link below

Perks & Benefits