Basic Needs Project

Welcome to the Basic Needs Project

The Basic Needs Project provides resources such as the Warrior Food Pantry and CalFresh program for students who need assistance with food insecurities. In addition, Basic Needs Coordinators are available to assist students in exploring available resources.


Campus Resources

Listed below are resources available to students.


About Us

We are a collaborative effort of campus and community-based programs located at Stanislaus State with the goal to improve student success through the provision of supplemental food, nutritious meals, CalFresh, USDA, food benefit assistance, and referral services for students experiencing food insecurity, hunger, displacement, homelessness and poverty.


CalFresh logo with vegetables in background. Ready for Calfresh? We can help you apply.

CalFresh Assistance Now Available

We are pleased to annouce that our Basic Needs Coordinators can now assist students in applying for CalFresh. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a Basic Needs Coordinator, please visit our office in the Student Services Building, Room 145 or call our front desk at (209) 667-3780 or submit an application for assistance online.


What is CalFresh?

CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program that helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need. CalFresh dollars help stretch a tight food budget and help many people afford to incorporate healthy foods like fruits and vegetables into their diets.

CalFresh is the name of the USDA-funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the state of California. Recipients receive and “spend” CalFresh benefits electronically, via personal Golden State Advantage electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards that look just like any other credit or debit cards.