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The team here at CSUSM is dedicated to helping students achieve success and connecting them with the resources and assistance necessary to help them achieve their degree. On the CSUSM Basic Needs website you'll find a collection of on campus and community resources available to you.

Emergency Food Resources

CalFresh, formerly known as food stamps, can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores. The amount of the benefit is based on the size of your household, your income and your housing expenses. To see if you’re eligible, visit the CalFresh website.

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This website provides an interactive map that allows you to find free food near you.

San Diego Food Bank
Emergency Food Assistance Program
Neighborhood Distribution Program

San Diego Hunger Coalition: COVID-19 Resources

Power Outage Food Safety Resources

San Diego County Food Safety Related to Power Outages

San Diego Food Bank Food Center Appointment - How to Schedule

Receiving CalFresh benefits and lost power for 4 hours or more? You may be entitled to replacement befits to cover costs of food lost. Contact and County office or contact the San Diego Food Bank for CalFresh Outreach staff to support. Claim must be filed within 10 days of power outage.

Nutrition & Healthy Eating Resources

Cookbook by Leanne Brown: Good & Cheap
Eat Fresh

Healthy Dorm Room Eating Tips

Healthy Eating on a Budget

MyPlate for College
USDA Food Waste
USDA Mixing Bowl