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CalFresh Clinic

Federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Food Stamps, the purpose of CalFresh is to promote the health and well being of qualified households by providing means to meet their nutritional needs. 

Benefits are distributed to a discrete EBT card that can be used like a debit card at many of the major chain grocery stores including: COSTCO and Trader Joe's. The Berkeley Student Food Collective also takes EBT!

Cal Fresh Clinics are hosted the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month from 9-12pm. If you are interested in signing up for the next clinic, sign up here.

If you need FOOD NOW, click here to learn about the resources available to you. 

To find more information about local farmers' markets that accept CalFresh EBT, visit Ecology Center.

For more general information on where you can use your CalFresh EBT card, check here to find stores and ATMS in your area.

If you have any questions, contact Michelle Hong, the CalFresh Program Coordinator:

Via email:

Via phone: 925-597-2287

Here is what you should bring with you:

1. Federal Work Study Offer (a screen shot will do)

To access your offer, click here:  

OR bring proof that you are an EOP Participant (can be requested in the EOP office.)

2. Rent or Lease Agreement  

3, Identification Card (any is ok) 

4. Pay Stubs ( if you have any) 

It helped me understand how I could feed my family, without going into greater student debt. It also helped me gain acceptance of the aid offered to me and made me realize that there’s no shame in accepting help. I learned how to effectively communicate with my Calfresh worker and advocate for my family needs.
— Sarah Roncskevitz, Undergraduate 2018
As a single father of two, CalFresh allows me to get an education and have the basic resources to provide for my children. Having CalFresh at the end of the month assures I can at least afford to cook for my children. The CalFresh clinic helped me realize I qualified for benefits as a student that I thought I was ineligible for.
— Joshua Kleinbergs, Social Welfare 2017