Off Campus Food

The hours of operation listed for the resources below may have changed in response to COVID-19. Please contact the resources directly for the latest updates.

Map of Off-Campus Food Resources

For more information on off campus food resources, please visit Second Harvest Food Bank's Food Locator.


Community Food Hotline

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am-4pm
Phone: (831) 662-0991

  • Call for information about food pantries, food truck distributions, or referrals (Also available in Spanish)

Dial 211

  • Information about community food banks and resources available via phone or online

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)

Location: 1105 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Hours: Mondays to Thursdays from 8AM-6PM

WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care and social services for millions of low-income families, and it plays a crucial role in improving lifetime health for women, their infants, and young children.

Farmer's Markets

All Santa Cruz Farmers Markets accept EBT/CalFresh, and some also participate in the double up bucks or EBT/Market Match program. Spend at least $10 at the Farmers Market and double up your CalFresh bucks!

  • Downtown Santa Cruz

    Location: Cedar Street & Lincoln Street
    Hours: Wednesdays 1-5PM (Fall/Winter), Wednesdays 1-6PM (Spring/Summer)
    • EBT accepted
    • Accessible via any Santa Cruz Metro Bus, one block from metro center
  • Live Oak Farmers Market

    Location: 15th & East Cliff Drive
    Hours: Sundays 9AM-1PM (Year round)
    • EBT accepted
    • Double up bucks/Market Match Program
  • Westside Santa Cruz

    Location: Western Drive & Mission Street
    Hours: Saturdays 9AM-1PM (Year round)
    • EBT accepted
    • Double up bucks/Market Match Program
    • Accessible via Santa Cruz Metro Route 20
  • Felton Farmers Market

    Location: 120 Russel Avenue Felton, CA 95018 (Hwy 9 @ Russel Avenue)
    Hours: Tuesdays 2:30-6:30PM (May to October)
    • EBT accepted
    • Double up bucks/Market Match Program
  • Scotts Valley Farmers Market

    Location: 266 Mount Hermon Road Scotts Valley, CA 95066
    Hours: Saturdays 9AM-1PM (May to November)
    • EBT accepted
  • Aptos - Cabrillo College

    Location: 6500 Soquel Drive Aptos, CA 95003 (Cabrillo College)
    Hours: Saturdays 8AM-12PM (Year round)
  • Watsonville Farmers Market

    Location: Peck Street & Main Street
    Hours: Fridays 2-7PM (Year round) 

Please note that market hours change with the seasons. See their website for up-to-date hours.