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Cerritos College CalFresh Outreach Program - Better Food for better living

What is CalFresh?

CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program that helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program). 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.

The CalFresh Outreach Program is funded through the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and is implemented in partnership with county social services offices. It assists people through the entire CalFresh application process, including assistance with the application itself, obtaining verification documents, navigating the 30-day application period, as well as the renewal process.

Food Pantry

Cerritos College students can access the food pantry items and additional resources from the Falcon's Nest

Drop-in Assistance

Contact our CalFresh Outreach Lead, Esmeralda Murillo, , to schedule an online appointment via Zoom.

Apply Online

Apply for CalFresh online at 

CalFresh Student Hours
Monday 1pm-2pm
Tuesday 3pm-4pm
Wednesday 2pm-3pm




Am I Eligible
Application Process


dCalFresh Benefits


Have an immediate need for food?

Cerritos College students can access the food pantry items and additional resources at the Falcon's Nest

Resource Guides


For any questions, please contact:
Esmeralda Murillo,
 CalFresh Outreach Lead

CalFresh, better food for better living

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