Food & Shelter Resources

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The Basic Needs Program

In the Fall 2018 semester, CSUDH implemented a campus-wide program initiative that is funded by the Chancellor's office to alleviate any food and housing challenges on campus. The Basic Needs Program offers a multitude of resources on and off campus that will alleviate basic need challenges such as food, housing, transportation, or mental and health challenges.

The CSUDH Basic Needs Program is comprised of the following programs:

The pantry has non-perishable food items and toiletries available for CSUDH students.

CalFresh is California's name for the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). CalFresh benefits are funds on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card which can be used to buy food. The CalFresh Outreach Program at CSUDH provides application and verification assistance to students who meet CalFresh eligibility requirements. Assistance can be found during drop-in hours or through an appointment.

This program serves students experiencing an unforeseen emergency crisis situation who have exhausted all sources of assistance including financial aid grants and loans. The services include short term emergency housing, faculty and staff student support grants, and more.


Students used the Food Pantry in 2019

CalFresh applications in Fall 2019

CSUDH Eats App

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CSUDH Eats is a mobile food app that is available for CSUDH students who are iOS users. The app alerts students to available food from catered events and meetings on campus.

Download the FREE CSUDH Eats app on the Apple App Store.

An app for Android users is coming soon!