Beach 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 Beach 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.


CalFresh recipients will soon be able to use their EBT card to purchase groceries online at Walmart and Amazon starting April 28th. You will be able to order food online that you would normally buy with your EBT card in-person and select home delivery. CalFresh food benefits cannot be used to cover the cost of delivery at this time. For more information visit EBT Online at


CalFresh Outreach Program

What is CalFresh?

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

CalFresh benefits can be used at certain local farmers markets in addition to grocery stores and markets. Many farmers markets also offer Market Match which provides matching funds so you can purchase extra fruits and vegetables. To find local farmers markets that accept CalFresh EBT and offer Market Match, check here: Ecology Center

What is the CalFresh Outreach Program?

The CalFresh Outreach Program in the Division of Student Affairs provides outreach and application assistance to eligible students. Each semester the program holds an outreach day where students can learn more about the program and get assistance. Additionally, appointments and drop-in hours are held during each semester.

What the CalFresh Outreach program can help you with:

  • Services during drop-in assistance
  • Application Help
  • Eligibility Prescreen
  • Appeals Assistance
  • Required Verifications
  • Interview Preparation
  • Questions Answered
  • Helpful Materials
  • Recertification Help

Where do I go for assistance?

As CalFresh works remotely you can contact us at the email or phone number below. You can also use the direct link below to schedule a virtual appointment.

Phone: 562-317-1492

Appointments: Visit the appointment center at:

This Program or Service is part of the Basic Needs Program at California State University, Long Beach