Palomar College Learning For Success

Updates and Information

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Anita & Stan Maag Food & Nutrition Center is currently closed for walk-ins. Please contact 760-744-1150 x2529 for appointment information!  We apologize for this inconvenience.  Here is a list of resources that are available in the Quick Guide to Student Services. In addition, please reference the COVID-19 Updates.

Contact Information

Pippa Pierce at ppierce@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150 x2529
Monday – Friday = 7:30am-4pm

Latest Updates

Pack the Pantry (San Diego Food Bank Virtual Food Drive)

Pack the Pantry flyer

*All monetary donations directly benefit Anita & Stan Maag Food & Nutrition Center (and tax deductible!)

HIRING Federal Work Study Students: Hiring Flyer
Federal Work Study Student Handbook

Expanded SNAP (CalFresh) Benefits to Help Students ( as of Feb. 23, 2021)

Students Get CalFresh  “With new COVID-19 measures, it’s now easier than ever for eligible California community college students to sign up and receive money every month to help buy groceries. The average eligible student receives $150 each month and it only takes a couple of minutes to apply. Call 1-877-847-3663 (FOOD) or click here to fill out an application.” (CCC COVID-19 Updates: July 27, 2020 – COVID-19 Update No. 78)

Hunger Free Kids (Pandemic-EBT Information through San Diego Hunger Coalition)

Community Corner

Food Distribution Resources (local): Food Locater (enter your city/town in the search bar)
General Food Assistance (English) (Spanish)
Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP)
Diaper Distribution Information:  (Spanish) (English)
California Association of Food Banks (local and Statewide)
Find Help (a variety of community resources can be found at this site)
Great Plates Program (San Diego County Aging and Independence Services)
MyChildCare.ca.gov (local safe child care providers)
Family Support Program (No Cost)
Flu Vaccine Information and Community Updates (San Diego County Health and Human Services)
COVID-19 Info and Resources (from California Community College Chancellor’s Office website)
San Diego County COVID Update/Vaccine Information

CalFresh Updates

CalFresh Application Assistance Request Form
Apply for CalFresh
CalFresh Benefits and Response to COVID-19
CalFresh EBT Toolkit
EatFresh.org Mini Course (recipes and nutrition information)
Leah’s Pantry YouTube (online food education and ideas)

ADDITIONAL CalFresh RESOURCES:

  • CalFresh Guide for Immigrants here
    • Summary of participation of non-citizen in CalFresh here
  • Webinar: Get the Facts about Public Charge & Immigration here
  • CalFresh Student Exemption Checklist here
  • Work Study Verification Letter Sample here
  • How to be a CalFresh Advocate here
  • CalFresh and Student FAQ here
  • CalFresh social media toolkit here
  • Restaurant Meal Program (for older adults 60+, homeless persons and people with disabilities) information here

The Food and Nutrition Center Services

All on-site services below are temporarily not available as of 3/19/20

  • Assists with resource referrals
  • Free diapers for students and staff 
  • Free hygiene products
  • Grab ‘n’ Go Cooler Locations
  • Provides Calfresh information and assistance
  • Serve our other campuses such as Escondido, Fallbrook and Rancho Bernardo
  • Students and Staff can receive 15lbs of free food per month
  • Weekly farmer markets (Free Food Events)

To mitigate and minimize the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be working remotely Monday through Friday. Please email studentlifeandleadership@palomar.edu

SU Building, Room 201
1140 W Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069

(760) 744-1150 x2594
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 4:00pm