Emergency Food, Housing and Financial Assistance

Cal State LA has established multiple initiatives to address the needs of students struggling with food and housing security concerns. Issues of food and housing can have a profound impact on the health and wellbeing of our students and, as a direct corollary, on their academic success. Cal State LA offers a food pantry, emergency housing and financial assistance to support students’ progress toward graduation.

Cal State LA Food Pantry

Students shouldn't have to stress over food security. The Food Pantry offers free groceries to currently-enrolled Cal State LA students so they can concentrate on their studies. We are currently doing weekly curbside pick-up. 


CalFresh Outreach Center

CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program that helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need. CalFresh dollars help stretch a tight food budget and help many people afford to incorporate healthy foods like fruits and vegetables into their diets.


Emergency Financial and Housing Assistance

Cal State LA offers financial and housing assistance to students who are facing an emergency situation or crisis. This would include serious extenuating, unexpected, extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control (e.g. death in family, accident, fire, unexpected loss of housing, medical crisis, etc.), which directly affect their ability to continue and be successful in school.


Donate to Basic Needs

Your support can make a difference in a student life and help us exapand our programs.