Cal Fresh

Cal Fresh

What is CalFresh at Cal Poly? Review our website for more information! 

Cal Poly’s CalFresh Outreach team is a student driven initiative that guides students to food resources and through the CalFresh application process. We are from a wide range of backgrounds and majors but we all have the common goal of increasing access to culturally appropriate and nutritious food for all Cal Poly students.

What is CalFresh? It is basically financial aid for food! CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program that provides eligible students with up to $250 per month to spend on groceries. It gives students the flexibility to buy the foods they love at their favorite grocery stores or farmers markets (Trader Joe’s, Costco, Vons, Food 4 Less, the downtown Farmer's Market and more)! CalFresh is California's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and was formerly called ‘food stamps.’

Our passionate team of students walks students through the CalFresh application, helps them organize their verification documents and sends out reminders about follow up steps! Additionally, our team connects students to other relevant basic needs resources in the community! We know that sufficient access to culturally appropriate and nutritious food is essential for Cal Poly students to thrive in both their academic and personal lives.

We are here to help you!

We’ve moved online!


Since March 2020, we’ve moved our services to be fully online with occasional in-person drop in sessions (follow our Instagram to find out when!).

We are currently providing application support through phone or Zoom/video call.

Click on the link below to find our most up-to-date available appointment times and choose one that works for you!


Contact CalFresh directly for an appointment! 


P: (805) 399–0236


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