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Food Insecurity Resources

What is Calfresh?

  • Calfresh is a government-funded program that helps assist low-income individuals and families who meet federal income eligibility for health and nutritious food.


  • Be a US Citizen, Permanent Residents, U or T visa holder, Refugees, or Asylees
  • Currently living off-campus without a meal plan
  • Be a student
    • Between ages 18-49
    • Enrolled at least half-time

If you are a student, meet at least one of these qualifications

  • Works at least 20 hours per week
  • Eligible for Work-Study
  • Award TANF funded Cal Grant A or B
  • Full-time student with a child age 6-11 without adequate child care and receiving CalWORKs benefits
  • Enrolled in CalFresh employment and training or another job training program accepted by CalFresh

Eligible CalFresh Employment and Training Programs

  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
  • Cooperative Agencies Resource for Education (CARE) Program
  • Guardian Scholar Program
  • Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI)

Required Documentation

  • A copy of your ID
  • Proof of any income (financial aid award letter, Paystubs, or paychecks)
  • Proof of immigration status (for non-citizens)
  • Proof of student status

Income Limits

Where to apply?

  • Individuals who are interested in applying for CalFresh. Please find the application here

Here is a CalFresh Application Process Brochure that will go more in-depth about the CalFresh application process. It will simplify the application process into 5 simple steps: General Information, Income Verification, Expenses, Personal Information, and Confirmation.

Download CalFresh Application Process Brochure

United Way

United Way is a non-profit organization that is decided on improving the overall quality of life of individuals by sharing community resources

United Way Hotline 211

  • “One Call. One Search. One Visit. Tons of Information”
  • Is a free and confidential service that is available 24/7 to connect individuals to human resources in their communities
  • These resources extend from
    • Supplemental food and nutrition programs
    • Shelter and housing options and utility assistance
    • Employment and educational opportunities

United Way Texting Service

  • Text your zip code to TXT211 (898211)
  • Get connected to human resources in your community via text
  • More than 150 languages are available

United Way Resource Page Per County

For more information, contact:

Vanessa Bishop
Chief Program Officer

Phone: 415.524.7327
Email: vanessa.bishop (at) 10000degrees.org

Jose Jimenez
Director of College Access, San Francisco & South Bay

Phone: 415.599.6408
Email: jjimenez (at) 10000degrees.org

Hugo Que
Director Of College Access, Marin & Contra Costa

Phone: 707.328.4402
Email: hque (at) 10000degrees.org

Tania Requenes
Director of Community College Success

Phone: 415.246.8283
Email: trequenes (at) 10000degrees.org

Karla Santiago
Director of 4 Year & Alumni Success

Phone: 415.720.9063
Email: ksantiago (at) 10000degrees.org

Eli Weinzveg
Director of College Pathways, Sonoma & Napa

Email: eli.weinzveg (at) 10000degrees.org