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Jaylen Kruth (left) stands behind a counter as she accepts a purchase by Josh Rodriguez (right) who is using his EBT card to pay. There are a variety of snacks on the counter.

Expanded CalFresh Eligibility Brings Food Access to More Chico State Students

More Chico State students can now qualify for CalFresh benefits to access food, thanks to expanded eligibility requirements.

A box signed by Jim Morris sits in the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry.

Message on a Box: Chico State Alum Helps Feed Today’s Wildcats

Student employees at the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry were unpacking a food delivery when they came across a hand-written note on one of the boxes. Who was JBM?

Students happily reach into boxes of fresh produce.

CSU, Chico’s Center for Healthy Communities Receives Unprecedented Food Security Contract

Chico State's Center for Healthy Communities has received an unprecedented contract through the California Department of Social Services.

A field filled with orange flags reading "Each orange flag represents 15 students suffering from food insecurity."

University Tackles Students’ Most Basic Needs: Housing and Hunger

After a 2016 report showed nearly one in four students in the California State University system is going hungry, Chico State aims to ensure no student faces food or housing insecurity while in pursuit of an education.

Boxes full of fresh fruit and vegetables.

‘I really did think I was the only one’

In sharing her own story about going hungry, graduate student Brandi Simonaro fights the stigma that students are alone in their struggles for food security.

Hungry Wildcats Can Eat Well

Confronting food insecurity on campus, Hungry Wildcats take matters into their own paws.