CalFresh Faculty and Staff Resources

In the past 12 months, Cal Poly’s CalFresh Outreach program helped 561 students apply for federal food benefits. Most Cal Poly student CalFresh participants currently receive more than $200 per month for groceries. Students say that this benefit changes their lives. What’s more, every $1 of CalFresh benefits generates $1.79 in GDP, meaning those 561 students can inject nearly $3,000,000/year into the local economy: A true win-win!

Cal Poly faculty and staff have expressed interest in easy-to-use resources to advocate for student basic needs. Our CalFresh Outreach website contains helpful resources for faculty and staff, including Canvas-friendly visuals, videos, and syllabus statements and printed Cal Poly CalFresh Outreach note cards that contain quick and easy information related to food access resources.

Learn more about the CalFresh program here.

The Cal Poly College of Engineering understands there has been an enormous amount of turmoil and transition due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). As we continue offering support to our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, we also continue providing critical updates as well as college highlights. Ours is a college full of creative and bright engineers and staff. For more information on COVID-19 visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. For more information on how Cal Poly is responding to COVID-19, visit the Cal Poly Coronavirus website Coronavirus website.

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