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SSU is committed to address the issue of food insecurity on campus. In the future, we hope to establish an on-campus food pantry to help supplement any SSU student's food budget. Until this happens, the following resources are available:


CalFresh provides monthly benefits to assist low-income households with purchasing food needed to maintain adequate nutritional levels.

Students generally must be working at least 20 hours per week to be considered for CalFresh benefits by the County of Sonoma’s Human Services Department. However, if you meet one of the following exemptions from the work requirement, you may still qualify for CalFresh:

- You have Cal Grant A or Cal Grant B in your financial aid award.

- You have Federal Work-Study in your financial aid award (even if you have not yet found a work-study job on campus, or if no work-study job was available when you were seeking on campus employment).

- You received a Chafee Grant.

- You are in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).

- You are in the Mathematics, Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Program.

- You are registered with Disability Services for Students (DSS).

Additional information can be found at CalFresh

Community Food Resources

NOAH Food Pantry

5433 Snyder Lane (across from Rancho Cotati High)
Wednesdays 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Redwood Empire Food Bank

3900 Brickway Blvd. in Santa Rosa
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Petaluma Kitchen

900 Hopper St. in Petaluma
Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Temporary Housing

Social Advocates for Youth

2447 Summerfield Rd. in Santa Rosa
Affording housing for adults (18-24)in need
Associated Students provides short-term transitional housing for students in need. Inquire at the Student Activities Desk, Student Center 2nd Floor.

Immigration Assistance

CSU Resources for Undocumented Students

Undocumented Student FAQs

SSU Immigration Assistance Resources