Access the H.O.P.E. Basic Needs Resource List Here 

The H.O.P.E. Basic needs resource list provides information on emergency resources for students and the East Bay Community. This is the most up to date resources list of services.  Resources include emergency food, emergency shelter, transportation, and access to a variety of different programs and services.  If you need additional support email us at or call us at 510-885-H.O.P.E.. (4673).  Virtual appointments are available!  

COVID-19 Resource Finder

COVID-19 Resource Finder is a simple assessment tool designed to identify resources for a person whose income, health, or family situation has been impacted by COVID-19 such as losing their job, inability to pay rent, or need for virtual learning equipment at home.

Food Distribution at East Bay Campuses

Contactless food distribution at Cal State East Bay Hayward Campus. Check our website, Baysync, or Follow us @pioneersforhope for updates on distribution dates and on-campus locations. Participants will be required to wear face coverings and follow social distancing protocols 

CalFresh Application Assistance

The CalFresh program provides free food dollars monthly to EastBay community members that income qualify.  This is grant-like aid that is added to an EBT card.  The EBT card is used as a debit card at most grocery retailers.  Food dollars on the EBT card and do not have to be repaid.  Receiving benefits does not impact your Financial aid or taxes.  Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Legal permanent residents to qualify.  Virtual zoom appointments are available! Email us at or call us at 510-885-4810.  You can Apply NOW through the Cal State East Bay Application Portal at

Emergency Assistance

Limited emergency financial assistance may be available to students in need through Pioneers for H.O.P.E.. and the Presidential Pioneer Emergency Fund. Apply for assistance using this link  Also, Check the Resource Guide for multiple community resources available to provide emergency assistance in your area for housing, food, transportation, cash aid and more


Call 2-1-1 from any phone or go online to  for free confidential service that helps people across North America find local resources needed. Resources for Emergency Assistance, Food, Shelter, Mental Health, Daycare, and other resources anywhere in the United States. 

Alameda County Community Food Bank

ACCFB is the hub of a vast collection and distribution network that provides food for multiple non-profit agencies. Contactless grab and go meals for families and offer grocery pick up are available at their distribution sites in Oakland.  Go to, enter your zip code, and get a list of locations near your home to pick up food. Call 1-800-870-FOOD (3663) Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm for more details. 

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

The foodbank of Contra Costa and Solano is providing grab and go meals at multiple locations throughout Contra Costa and Solano counties.  Food Bags will feed a family of four for up to two weeks. A list of locations is located on the website.  Click the title for dates, locations, and times. Call 1-855-309-FOOD (3663) Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm for more details.