Basic Needs

Book an Appointment with a CalFresh Advocate

Section 1

Option 1: At the FRESH Hub

You must be an Orange County resident to apply for benefits through the FRESH Basic Needs Hub.
  1. Book an appointment here
  2. Select Location: Irvine (UCI FRESH Hub)
  3. Select Service: CalFresh 1:1 (English)
  4. Choose your prefered date and time and proceed to book your appointment

Appointment Booking Steps

These application assistance appointments are held at FRESH and will be conducted one-on-one with one of our Student CalFresh Advocates.

Required Documents

During your appointment, the following documents will be required in order to complete the application:

  • ID (Drivers license, any state issued ID, or Passport)
  • If applying through the CalGrant eligibility, proof of CalGrant by logging into your California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) account OR CalFresh Notification email from CSAC with proof of TANF
  • Proof of living expenses*
  • If working, paystubs from the last 30 days

*If any of these documents are accessible online, you do not need to bring paper copies

Acceptable "documents" for housing expenses include:

  • Lease agreement
  • Checks/receipts
  • Venmo screenshots
  • Online portal screenshot

Acceptable documents for proof of income:

  • Paystubs (must have the number of hours/week)

Option 2: On-Campus Walk-Ins

Fall 19 CalFresh Walk-Ins

Option 3: Group Application Sessions