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?

The CalFresh Outreach program provides assistance during drop-in hours and one-one appointments.

Drop-in hours:

  • Monday: Appointment only
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM (Located in USU 238)
  • Wednesday: Appointment only
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM (Located in USU 238)
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Located in USU 238)

*Please note: As of April 26, 2018, our office has moved to the University Student Union, Room 238 (USU 238). The entrance to the office is located in the courtyard near Elektric Hair and Wellsfargo.

Appointments: To schedule an appointment visit our appointment page at CSULB CalFresh Outreach Program Appointment Center or email


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