Updates and Information

UPDATE: The Anita & Stan Maag Food & Nutrition Center currently has limited walk-in hours:  Monday – Thursday 8am-12pm

Appointments/Locker Pick-up: Please contact 760-744-1150 x2529 for appointment information or if you would like to arrange for a locker pick-up for a pre-order.

Contact Information

Pippa Pierce at ppierce@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150 x2529
Monday – Thursday = 7:30am-4pm (Friday – 7:30am-2pm)

Latest Updates

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 Ambassador: Luz Barragan, lbarragan@palomar.edu  (Monday, 8am-2pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 8am-3pm)  SU-22

NEW:  Stop in to see your Palomar College CalFresh Ambassador for application assistance or benefit 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)


  • 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

Grab n’ Go Information Coming Soon!

  • Assists with resource referrals
  • Free diapers for students and staff 
  • Free hygiene and feminine 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 20lbs of free food per month
  • Farmer Markets (Free Food Events)