Basic Needs

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Available Remotely & In-Person for Spring 2021:

  • Warrior Food Pantry now offers evening hours on Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Follow us on Instagram @stanstate_basicneeds

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

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


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Warrior Food Pantry


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

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Food Distribution 


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

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Campus Cares


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

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Student Health Center

A fully accredited outpatient clinic that provides access to basic medical services to currently enrolled students.

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Psychological Counseling Services

We are here to lend you our unconditional support to you!


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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 it rains
  • This service is offered at no cost and you can opt-out at anytime
Updated: April 12, 2021. Basic Need is a unit of the Division of Student Affairs.