Welcome Students!

Basic Needs provides valuable resources such as the Warrior Food Pantry and CalFresh that provide relief to students experiencing food insecurity. Although the definition of the term, "basic needs" varies across institutions, the reality is hunger and homelessness now affect all individuals, including college students.

Resources to Meet Your Basic Needs

Available to all Stan State students
Stan State students.

Basic Needs Coordinators can assist you in applying for the CalFresh food benefits program.

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Warrior Food Pantry
Warrior Food Pantry

Provides food assistance to all Stanislaus State students experiencing hunger and food insecurity.

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A box full of food.
Food Distribution

Enrolled students can get a free food box twice a month at the Food Distribution by completing a simple USDA form!

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Stan State students.
Campus Cares

Experiencing a crisis or difficult situation? Tell us about it by completing a Crisis Assistance Request Form.

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Emergency Housing

The short-term emergency housing program provides displaced students, that are currently enrolled, access to temporary on-campus housing.

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Budget Friendly Recipes

Tune in for LIVE food demos on healthy, easy and affordable meals and snacks.

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Use this list of resources available in your community to identify organizations that may be able to offer you additional resources and assistance.

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Stay Informed!

Receive free Basic Needs alerts right on your mobile phone!

  • Get reminders about upcoming Food Distribution dates as a text message and or email
  • Get location updates for the Food Distribution if weather conditions abruptly change
  • This service is offered at no cost and you can opt out at anytime

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Updated: February 02, 2023