CalFresh 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.
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 MyCSUSM and following these instructions:
1. Login at my.csusm.edu
2. Click on Student Center and view your financial aid for the current semester
3. Click on “Summary of FA Eligibility”, displaying your EFC
Summer 2022 Hours of Operation : Closed
If you are in need of food resources, you can utilize 211 for additional support!