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CalFresh Sign-Up

CalFresh flyer: We can help! Every Thursday 11am-2:30pm. Call 949-278-3491 or book onlineThe UCI community can now meet on-campus with a representative from the OC Second Harvest Food Bank to sign up for CalFresh.

CalFresh is the federal nutrition assistance program that helps eligible low-income people purchase the food they need.

You may qualify for the CalFresh program if you are enrolled at least half time as a student AND you meet one of the following conditions: you are employed at least 20 hours a week, you already receive work-study or CalWorks, you care for a young child, or you do not intend to register for the next school term.

To sign up for benefits at UCI:

  1. Visit the "CalFresh Assistance" section on OC Second Harvest website
  2. Click the green "BOOK NOW" button
  3. On the drop-down menus to the left choose UCI Campus under "Select Location" and English under "Select Service"
  4. Select an available Thursday on the calendar and click "Book it" next to your preferred time
  5. Fill in the new user information and click “Finalize Appointment”

SOAR Food Pantry

Various dried goods on shelves.

106 Gateway Study Center
Irvine, CA 92697-2505
(949) 824-5762

A student-initiated service providing free basic emergency food supplies and resource information.

UCI Mobile Food Pantry

UCI Mobile Food Pantry Flyer PDFParking lot of the UCI Health Family Health Center, Santa Ana

800 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

The UCI Family Health Center in Santa Ana has collaborated with Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County to launch the UCI Mobile Food Pantry on the first Saturday of each month at 9:00am to 11:00am.

UCI Mobile Food Pantry’s mission is to offer free groceries to their underserved patients and community members, with the goal to help 220 households each month by distributing 55 pounds of food to each household, 60-70% of the food distributed to be fresh produce.

There is no need to come early to line up, as a card lottery system is used. They begin passing out cards at 9:00am sharp. Please bring a box to carry your fresh fruits and vegetables.