What is CalFresh?

CalFresh, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can help you stretch your monthly budget, by as much as $204! CalFresh can provide eligible students with the ability to buy and eat nutritious and healthy foods!

CalFresh benefits are pre-loaded monthly onto an EBT card that can be used like a debit card at most major chain grocery stores, like Trader Joe’s, Safeway, and Costco. Benefits can also be used at UCSC’s Produce Pop-ups and Farm Market Stand!

Interested in Applying?

Have Questions?

  • Email: calfresh@ucsc.edu
  • Make an appointment for CalFresh Application Assistance
    • Students residing in Santa Cruz County
    • Students residing outside of Santa Cruz County