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Food in-se-cu-ri-ty:
the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

Food insecurity is a growing issue on college campuses. Fresno State is working hard to make sure that food insecurity isn't a problem on our campus. The Food Security Project has several initiatives to help meet the needs of students experiencing food insecurity.

The Food Security Project is made up of several initiatives:

Fresno State Student Cupboard

The Student Cupboard is a free food and hygiene pantry for current Fresno State students. 

Education and Resources

Through the Food Security Project, workshops are provided on money management, budget friendly meals, and other ways to educate students in need.

In addition, the program will assist students with understanding the eligibility requirements and registration process for CalFresh, WIC, and other resources that are available to them.

Catered Cupboard

The Catered Cupboard is a part of the Fresno State Mobile app. This is a convenient and immediate way to communicate to students, where food is available at the conclusion of campus catered events through a push notification on their phone.

University Dining Hall Complimentary Meals

University Dining Hall Complimentary Meals are gift certificates that can be given to undergraduate and graduate students who are food insecure and in immediate need. 

For more information about the Fresno State Food Security Project and any of these initiatives, please contact the Coordinator, Jessica Medina at 559.278.0866 or

We are a proud member of the College and University Food Bank Alliance.

For more information about what is going on at the CSU level, please visit the CalState Basic Needs website.