Food and Housing

Full minds and full stomachs.

Food or housing insecurity doesn’t need to stand between you and your education.

Eleven California community college campuses offer student housing, and free money is available for groceries through the Calfresh program. Because after all, no one should have to study on an empty stomach.


Basic Needs (Food, Housing and Transportation): Get additional support to help remain focused on your education and your success.

Students can find information on basic needs support services – such as food pantries, housing and transportation – at their local community college. Use the college locator to find resources and a Basic Needs Coordinator at your local college.

On-Campus Housing: Some California community colleges offer on-campus housing options. Take the next step and see if on-campus housing is available near you.

Free Money for Groceries: The CalFresh program helps students buy food and eat healthier by giving them extra cash for groceries.