How can we help you today? 

Basic Needs provides valuable resources to help students address food, housing, and/or financial 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. 

Stay informed on our upcoming events - like food distribution - by receiving Basic Needs alerts right on your mobile phone. Reminders come through email or text message and are at no cost to you. You are also welcome to opt out at anytime. Alerts are helpful in letting you know about location updates or changes due to weather conditions. 

Sign up for Free Basic Needs Alerts

Resources to Meet Your Basic Needs

Available to all Stan State students who are currently enrolled.

Stan State students.
CalFresh Food

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

Learn about CalFresh
Warrior Food Pantry
Warrior Food Pantry

Students are able to come once a week to get 10 items at no-cost. 

Learn about the Warrior Food Pantry
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Food Distribution

Students can get a free food box twice a month at the Turlock Campus.

View upcoming dates
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Emergency Grant

Experiencing a crisis or difficult situation? See if you qualify for an emergency grant and apply.

Apply for an emergency grant
Housing
Temporary Housing

Find assistance in navigating housing resources such as potential temporary housing available to students. 

Learn about temporary housing
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Wellness Fusion

 Learn about healthy living and participate in a fun range of sports activities. 

View Upcoming Events

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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Updated: April 09, 2024