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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 a 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. We moved! We are located in Commons 104. Schedule an appointment down below.

COVID-19 Updates

CalFresh Eligibility Update
What is LPIE (AB 396)?
LPIE stands for Local Programs that Increase Employability. This initiative is meant to expand upon current employability program exemptions and give universities the opportunity to submit additional programs to increase the eligibility of college students. Current Approved LPIE List
When will LPIE be implemented?
The CSUSM Program was approved on the LPIE list on November 1, 2022. Those programs can be used for students' CalFresh applications that same day.
Students are encouraged to apply if they were not eligible before. View the following attachment to see if your program is listed under LPIE.
    • View under "Student Resources"
    • Click "List of approved LPIEs"

Please come visit us for more information.


Fall 2022 Hours of Operation :

Mondays | 8:30am - 10:00am and 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Tuesdays | 9:30am - 3:30pm
Wednesdays | 8:30am - 10:00am and 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursdays | 9:30am - 3:00pm

If you are in need of food resources, you can utilize 211 for additional support! 

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