Basic Needs

Basic Needs Resources

CMC can help with your basic needs, so you can focus on your education:

• Free soup every day at Jorge’s
• Grocery vendor cards through Counseling
• Grab ‘n’ go snacks, meal kits, and grocery bags of food in the Student Activity Center
• Clothing closet in the Student Activity Center
• Bus passes and gas cards at Admissions and Records
• Laptop loans and Wi-Fi hotspots in Student Services
• Telehealth for medical and mental health needs through Virtual Care Group
• On-campus showers available
• Textbooks and classroom supply vouchers

For more information contact:
Sarah Parra, Counseling Program Assistant,
Chelsi Chastain, Student Life Specialist,


CalFresh is a California financial aid program that helps students buy food and eat healthier.
It won’t affect your financial aid and you don’t need your parent’s tax return information to apply.
2 in 5 students are eligible for CalFresh. 

Apply now on line at: or

California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC)

Check if you qualify:
Visit our CalEITC homepage to learn more about this and related credits, access detailed eligibility and credit information, and use our EITC calculator to estimate your credit.

Young Child Tax Credit

Visit our CalEITC homepage to learn more about this credit, related credits you may qualify for, and to use our EITC calculator to estimate your credit.

California Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

The California Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is a food and nutrition program for growing families. The program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, benefits to buy healthy foods, and referrals to health care and other community services.

You may qualify for WIC if you:

  • Are pregnant, breastfeeding, just had a baby (or recent pregnancy loss); or
  • Have a child or care for a child under age 5; and
  • Have low-to-medium income or receive Medi-Cal, CalWORKs (TANF), or CalFresh (SNAP) benefits; and
  • Live in California.

Use this assessment to help you find out if you may be eligible for WIC benefits. Please be aware that only staff at your local WIC office can officially confirm that you qualify for WIC services.