Link to Basic Needs Initiative   link to Food+Shelter+Success

The SF State Food and housing Insecurity Initiative- Basic Needs 

AKA Food + Shelter + Success.Their Mission is to address student Hunger and homelessness and help San Francisco State students reach their full Potential by providing Basic need Items such as:


  • Emergency Meals: provides Emergency meal cards for students who have insufficient access to meals. These cards are for On-campus use only

  • AS Gator Groceries: Weekly Free Groceries 

  • Calfresh: support in applying to monthly grocery benefits

  • Nutrition Education: providing Students with workshops to understand and maintain a healthy lifestyle


  • (PATHS) Providing Assistance to Housing Solutions 

  • Reserved for students experiencing homelessness or imminent risk for homelessness

  • Support for Students who need General Housing resources

Have any Questions?  Email [email protected]

Financial Support 

  • HOPE Crisis Fund: provides Financial Support for students experiencing Financial crisis that could potentially derail them from their academic studies.There are Requirements to qualify for the Hope fund.

Free Shower Access + Free Care Kits

  • There is free access to showers and Bathrooms on campus with a MWC membership 

  • Food+shelter+success offers students free Hygiene care kits as well as Laundry Kits 

link to HOPE application Opened Sept 1st 2022

The San Francisco Basic Needs Initiative is housed Within the Health Promotion & Wellness, which provides Health education and opportunities for students to get involved in Health advocacy, programming, and workshops. 


Get Involved: 

Reach out to [email protected]  introduce yourself if you are interested in:

  • Receiving emails about ways to get involved with Basic Needs

  • Interning with Basic Needs for class

  • Interviewing someone working on Basic Needs 

  • Donation to Basic Needs and want more information



Village at Centennial Square

750 Font Blvd., Suite 5000

San Francisco, CA 94132

Contact Information: 

Office Hours: Monday- Thursday 8:30am to 5:00 pm Fridays 8:30am to 4pm

Email: [email protected]

Call: (415) 338-1203