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Lobo's Pantry

Lobo's Pantry is a space on campus that provides nutritious food, CalFresh food program assistance, and referral services for students experiencing food insecurity (those not having reliable access tio a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food).

Fall 2018 Lobo Pantry hours are: Mondays: 11am - 2pm,Tuesdays: 4 - 6pm, and Wednesdays: 3 - 6pm. Lobo's Pantry is located in Zinfandel across the street from the Student Health Center. Any student enrolled at Sonoma State University is eligible to use the food pantry as often as once a week. The food pantry carries nonperishable items only. Examples include beans, pasta, canned vegetables, dry rice, breakfast bars, coffee and tea, and quick meals. If you have any dietary restrictions, you can contact JUMP Human Services for assistance. We will have a representative from the Redwood Empire Food Bank available at the pantry twice a month, on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Monday of the month during Pantry hours, to assist students in signing up for CalFresh services.

In addition, there will be Pop-Up Pantries which will carry fresh produce items such as apples, bananas, potatoes, bell peppers, etc., along with a few non-perishable items. These are scheduled for October 17, November 7 and November 28 from 11:30am-1:00pm. For locations, contact JUMP Human Services.


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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).

You can attend a CalFresh clinic on campus in Lobo Pantry every second Tuesday of the month from 4:00-6:00pm and every fourth Monday from11am - 2pm, to see if you qualify for benefits.

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

SSU Dream Center