CalFresh Outreach and Application Assistance

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CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program that helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need. CalFresh dollars help stretch a tight food budget and help many people afford to incorporate healthy foods like fruits and vegetables into their diets.

Fresno State provides outreach and application assistance to students who may be eligible for CalFresh. 

Am I Eligible?

There are a list of qualifications a student must meet in order to qualify for CalFresh. To receive assistance with finding out if you're eligible, please visit the Student Cupboard during operating hours, or call 559.278.6621. 

Drop In Assist

The Student Cupboard offers drop in assistance on CalFresh applications during our distribution hours. 

Application Process

Step 1: Application screening with CalFresh Outreach Team

Step 2: If eligible, complete and submit application with CalFresh Outreach Team

  • Although the online version is available, we encourage you to apply online with the help of the CalFresh Outreach Team

Step 3: Once the application is received through online submission, your 30-day time frame begins

Step 4: You will need to complete your INTAKE INTERVIEW by phone or in person

Step 5: After your interview, you will be required to provide  verification documents to your county office to complete your application. Your application will not be approved if you do not submit verification documents that meet their requirements. You can receive assistance with uploading these documents at the Student Cupboard.

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CalFresh is the name of the USDA-funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the state of California.