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CalFresh

asi logo and calfresh logoCalFresh helps by giving YOU funds for healthy and nutritious food so you can stress less about a budget for groceries and focus more on school! CalFresh is USDA funded program, designed to allow you to live a healthy lifestyle. CalFresh is free money for groceries that you do NOT have to pay back! As you learn to budget and balance your busy schedule, let CalFresh be the tool you used to stretch your food budget for fruits and vegetables. 

Those that qualify can utilize this service in addition to the ASI Cougar Pantry.
 
 

COVID-19 Updates

CalFresh Eligibility Update
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, temporarily expands CalFresh (SNAP) eligibility to include students enrolled in at least half-time (6 units for undergraduate, 3 units for graduate students) in a higher education institution, who either:

1. Are eligible to participate in state or federally financed work-study during the academic year, as determined by the institution or 
2. Have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $0 in the current academic year.
 
Students are encouraged to apply if they were not eligible before. Students can find their EFC by going to their FAFSA portal and following these instructions: 

1. Login using your FSA ID at fafsa.ed.gov
2. Click on "View or Print your Student Aid Report (SAR)"
3. There will be a white box at the top, displaying your EFC in the second column.
 
Enrollment Appointment with San Diego County
As of now San Diego County is not accepting any CalFresh in-person appointments, but getcalfresh.org is an online tool that allows you to apply for CalFresh at home. You can also call 2-1-1 (in San Diego County) to apply for CalFresh over the phone.
 
Application Interviews
Application interviews have been waived until June 30, 2021. Thus, new applicants will not need to have an interview with the county if they submit a complete application with the appropriate documentation. 
 
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Schedule an appointment with the CalFresh representative today!

Contact Us

calfresh@csusm.edu