The Food Justice Project serves UC Berkeley students who have been denied CalFresh benefits.

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With the understanding that hunger on college campuses is a serious and preventable problem, Berkeley Law students launched the Food Justice Project (FJP) to assist students in navigating the appeals process and provide direct client services. The project partners closely with the Basic Needs Center at UC Berkeley to provide resources to students who need help obtaining benefits. In addition to direct services, the FJP also undertakes several research projects on the topic of access to benefits for college communities.

The Food Justice Project can
• Provide information about the appeals process
• Help you complete your appeal paperwork
• Help you prepare for your appeal hearing

Read about your rights when appealing a decision or requesting additional time.

Berkeley Law students are holding open clinic hours regularly throughout the academic year in addition to offering individual appointment slots. During the winter and summer breaks, FJP services will be managed by the East Bay Community Law Center. Visit the project’s appointments page to search for a time that works for you.

For more information about the project, visit or email [email protected].

The Food Justice Project is a pro bono program of Berkeley Law.