The Basic Needs Department is operating remotely but providing all of the same services through the Student Emergency Intervention and Wellness and Cal Fresh Outreach programs.

Cal Fresh is open for appointments to assist students via Zoom for their Cal Fresh inquiries, applications, questions and concerns. Students can schedule appointments via the link provided below which is also on the Cal Fresh Outreach Website. A staff member will contact the student with a confirmation and zoom scheduled meeting for their appointment. The Cal Fresh Office looks forward to remotely continuing to assist students with their basic needs. https://csulbcalfresh.youcanbook.me

The Student Emergency Intervention and Wellness program is also seeing students via phone and email. Students can fill out the application through the link below. A student case coordinator will reach out and have an intake by phone. They will work with our campus and community partners to provide services to assist our students in need. http://web.csulb.edu/divisions/students/seiwp/index.html

About the Basic Needs Program

In March 2015, CSULB implemented an innovative campus wide program with targeted services to address housing and food insecurity on our campus. These efforts are in support of the CSU Chancellor's Office Basic Needs Initiative.

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

ASI Beach Pantry

ASI Beach Pantry

The pantry has perishable and non-perishable food items, toiletries, and school supplies available to all CSULB students.

CalFresh Outreach Program

CalFresh Outreach Program

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 CSULB provides application and verification assistance to students who meet CalFresh eligibility requirements. Assistance can be found during drop-in hours or through an appointment.

Student Emergency Intervention and Wellness Program

Student Emergency Intervention and Wellness Program

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 an emergency grant up to $500, emergency meal assistance, and short-term emergency housing.

Beach Bites

Beach Bites

Beach Bites is a mobile food app that is available for CSULB students who are iOS or Android users. The app alerts students to available food from on-campus catered events and meetings. Download the app here:

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