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The basic needs coordinator can help students address unmet needs for food, toiletries, emergency shelter, and technology by way of campus resources and referrals to community organizations.

For more information contact Alexis Silva at (626) 963-0323, ext. 5228 or via email at asilva@citruscollege.edu.

  
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CalFresh Assistance

CalFresh is a monthly cash assistance program for food. You can buy groceries and fresh produce at participating stores and farmers markets. Enroll for CalFresh online. If you need assistance applying to CalFresh, contact basic needs coordinator Alexis Silva at asilva@citruscollege.edu.

Food Pantry

The Citrus College Food Pantry provides non-perishable items to those in need of food resources.

All Citrus College students are eligible to access the food pantry in the Ross L. Handy Campus Center (CC) from Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. when school is in session.

Grocery Gift Card

The grocery gift cards are intended to support students who struggle with food insecurity. The program provides help to students with food purchases on a first-come, first-served basis.
* Applicants must have currently completed the FAFSA or California Dream Act application prior to applying for any of the basic needs grants.

Hot Meal Program

The hot meal grants are intended to provide hot meals for students who struggle with food insecurity. Eligible students will be given a gift card to the Owl Café. The Owl Café​ is located downstairs from the Ross L. Handy Campus Center (CC), just north of the tennis courts.
* Applicants must have currently completed the FAFSA or California Dream Act application prior to applying for any of the basic needs grants.

Mobile Food Pantry

During the 2022-2023 academic year, the college hosts a mobile food pantry event on campus to support students experiencing food insecurity. All mobile food pantry events are located in the Campus Center Mall, which is located between the Hayden Memorial Library (LI) and the Center for Innovation (CI) building. Everyone is welcome.

Fall 2022 semester dates/times:
Monday, October 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, November 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, December 5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Winter 2023 session dates/times:
Monday, January 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, February 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Spring 2023 semester dates/times:
Monday, March 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, April 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, May 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, June 5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Summer 2023 session dates/times:
Monday, July 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, August 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Find a nearby food bank, shelter, medical services, and other essential resources at FindHelp.org.

Why Hunger hotline at (800) 5-HUNGRY

  
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The Student Health Center provides students with medical advice, mental health support, or referrals. Students may visit the SHC website to view a list of services, or by phone (626) 914-8671 to speak with someone, or email at shc@citruscollege.edu. Students may also email mentalhealth@citruscollege.edu for information about mental health services.

  
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Student support grants are intended to provide funds to help students with expenses that would otherwise prevent them from successfully completing courses at Citrus College.

Students can only receive this grant once per academic year. Students who have already received the grant this academic year should NOT reapply.

Applicants must have currently completed the FAFSA or California Dream Act application prior to applying for any of the basic needs grants.

  
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Technology support grants are intended to help students make a technology purchase that will support their successful completion of courses while at Citrus College.

The technology grant is offered in the form of a Best Buy voucher or a Chromebook. Students cannot receive both and can only receive the tech grant once during their time at Citrus College. Students that have already received the Technology Grant through the form of a $250 Best Buy technology voucher or a Chromebook should NOT reapply.

Please only apply to one application and choose the one you feel will best support your needs. We will try our best to accommodate your request but cannot guarantee you will receive the resource you choose.

  • Chromebook Request: Chromebooks are intended to support students in the successful completion of courses while at Citrus College.

  • Technology Grant Application: Technology grants are intended to help students make a technology purchase at Best Buy, that will support their successful completion of courses while at Citrus College (receipts may be required).

Applicants must have currently completed the FAFSA or California Dream Act application prior to applying for any of the basic needs grants.

  
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GoPass

The GoPass gets you unlimited free rides on more buses through June 2023. Now you can ride Foothill Transit local and Silver Streak lines and Metro bus and rail. You can get your TAP sticker and the Metro registration code from the Campus Center. All you need to bring is your current student ID and be registered in at least one credit unit.

For more information, check out the GoPass web page.

GoSGV

The program, GoSGV, offers affordable, long-term sharing of quality electric bicycles to give San Gabriel Valley residents an opportunity to become more familiar with this increasingly popular form of fun, zero-emission mobility. Participants are able to choose from two types of e-bicycle: a simple, all-purpose e-bike, or a cargo e-bike designed to carry larger loads and/or small children.

For more information about the program or to sign up, please visit www.goSGV.com.

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