Evergreen Valley College is dedicated to assisting students and their families who need extra food resources through the CalFresh Program. The CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is a nutrition assistance program sponsored by USDA that helps people purchase healthy foods. Benefits are loaded on an EBT card, which functions like a debit card, that can be used at most grocery stores and participating local Farmer's Markets throughout Santa Clara County. Homeless, elderly, or disabled persons may purchase prepared meals from participating restaurants with their EBT cards. SSI/SSP recipients in California are also eligible for CalFresh benefits, provided all other eligibility requirements are met.
Students enrolled in a Local Program that Increases Employability (LPIE) can receive a student exemption. Certain Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs here at EVC can be exempt as part of LPIE.
Examples of CTE Program Exemptions include:
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Interested in Applying for CalFresh?
Students may apply for CalFresh inside of the EVC F.R.E.S.H Assistance Center located in AR-120 during normal operational hours of Monday-Thursday from 12:00 pm-4:00 pm. Open CalFresh Enrollment also occurs every second and fourth Thursday of the month inside of Central Green between 9:30 am-1:00 pm at the EVC FRESH Farmer's Market.
In addition, the EVC CalFresh program has student ambassadors and staff available in the following departments that are able to assist students with completing their CalFresh application: ASPIRE, ENLACE, EOPS, Health Services, Umoja-Affirm, EVC First Stop, and Office of Student Life.
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