CalFresh is a monthly cash assistance program for food. You can buy groceries and fresh produce at participating stores and farmers markets.
Enroll for CalFresh online. If you need assistance applying to CalFresh, contact basic needs coordinator Alexis Silva at
The Citrus College Food Pantry provides non-perishable items to those in need of food resources.
All Citrus College students are eligible to access the food pantry in the Ross L. Handy Campus Center (CC).
- August 28 through December 21, 2023:
Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Grocery Gift Card
grocery gift cards are intended to support students who struggle with food insecurity. The program provides help to students with food purchases on a first-come, first-served basis.
* Applicants must have currently completed the FAFSA or California Dream Act application prior to applying for any of the basic needs grants and have unmet financial need or special circumstances with financial aid.
The last day to apply for the grocery gift card during the fall term is November 29, 2023.
Applications will reopen on the first day of winter classes, January 8, 2024.
Find a nearby food bank, shelter, medical services, and other essential resources at
Why Hunger hotline at (800) 5-HUNGRY
Mobile Food Pantry
During the 2023-2024 academic year, the college hosts a mobile food pantry event on campus to support students experiencing food insecurity. All mobile food pantry events are located in the Campus Center Mall, which is located between the Hayden Memorial Library (LI) and the Center for Innovation (CI) building. Everyone is welcome.
Fall 2023 semester dates/times:
- September 11, 2023 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- October 2, 2023 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- November 6, 2023 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- December 4, 2023 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Winter 2024 session dates/times:
- January 8, 2024 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- February 5, 2024 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Spring 2024 semester dates/times:
- March 4, 2024 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- April 1, 2024 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- May 6, 2024 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- June 3, 2024 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Summer 2024 session dates/times:
- July 1, 2024 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- August 5, 2024 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.