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Food in-se-cu-ri-ty:
the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

Food insecurity is a growing issue on college campuses. Fresno State is working hard to make sure that food insecurity isn't a problem on our campus. The Food Security Project has several initiatives to help meet the needs of students experiencing food insecurity.

The Food Security Project is made up of several initiatives:

Fresno State Student Cupboard

The Student Cupboard provides free food and hygiene items for undergraduate and graduate students who are food insecure.

Education and Resources

Through the Food Security Project, workshops will be provided on money management, budget friendly meals, and other ways to educate students in need.

In addition, the program will assist students who are food insecure with understanding the eligibility requirements and registration process for CalFresh, WIC, and other resources that are available to them.

Catered Cupboard

LAUNCHING FALL 2015! The Fresno State Mobile app will now include a section called the "Catered Cupboard. This will be a convenient and immediate way to communicate to students, who are food insecure, where food is available at the conclusion of campus catered events through a push notification on their phone.

University Dining Hall Complimentary Meals

University Dining Hall Complimentary Meals are gift certificates that can be given to undergraduate and graduate students who are food insecure and in immediate need. Students will receive a gift certificate for a breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Residence Dining Hall on campus.

Good Samaritan Fund

The Good Samaritan Fund is available to assist students who experience a momentous occurrence ranging from extreme misfortune to a personal tragedy that negatively impacts, or has the potential to negatively impact, their success as a student at Fresno State.


For more information about the Fresno State Food Security Project and any of these initiatives, please contact the Coordinator, Jessica Medina at 559.278.0866 or