Unfortunately, meal vouchers will not be available during summer quarter because Campus Dining venues will be closed.
If you need food assistance during the summer, you are encouraged to utilize the following local resources:
SLO Food Bank
(https://www.slofoodbank.org) which has many convenient locations.
Cal Poly Food Pantry
The Cal Poly Food Pantry will be open Monday-Friday from 10 AM - 2 PM. The Food Pantry is a part of the Cal Poly Hunger Program which ensures that all students have access to nutritious meals every day in order to stay focused on their success at Cal Poly. The Food Pantry is a short-term service that is here to assist students who are experiencing food insecurity due to a financial struggle. Thanks to our generous donors, students can choose from a wide variety of packages and canned foods, frozen meals, and personal hygiene products. Health Education can also connect students with other resources if their needs are more demanding. The food pantry is located in the lower level of the Health Center.
CalFresh is the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that provides money to eligible students on an EBT card (similar to a debit card) that can be used at grocery stores or farmers’ markets to help students in access enough quality food. If you have not applied for CalFresh, this is the time! CalFresh benefits can help get you up to $194/ month for groceries. Their student support team will be available during summer to help you access food resources, answer your questions and help you apply for CalFresh benefits. They are taking Zoom appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to Noon and on Wednesdays from 2-4pm. Making an appointment is easily done online and you choose the time by visiting calfreshcalpoly.org.
For additional support, please contact:
Office of the Dean of Students