Fresh Success Program

Fresh Success is a program serving Gavilan Community College:

  • Students receiving or eligible to receive CalFresh (SNAP) benefits,
  • Students living in San Benito County and timed out of CalWORKs,
  • Students that are low income,
  • Students that are Former Foster Youth, and/or
  • Students that meet one of the populations identified in the Gavilan College Equity Plan.

Services to eligible students may include:

  • Textbook vouchers
  • Up to $100/month in transportation assistance
  • Up to $250 in PG&E assistance
  • Academic counseling
  • Parking Permits
  • Rental assistance for up to one month’s rent
  • Job readiness assistance
  • Student support workshops

Minimum eligibility requirements include:

  • Live in San Benito County
  • Are receiving or are eligible to receive CalFresh benefits – Apply for CalFresh Benefits here
  • Are enrolled or planning to enroll at Gavilan College in approved courses.
  • Meet with Fresh Success staff for a full assessment to determine eligibility.


Download the fact sheet or watch an informational video below:


Fresh Success | Program Overview from Foundation Communications on Vimeo.




Public Assistance Division

1111 San Felipe Road-Suite 206
Hollister, CA  95023

(831) 636-4180

Fax: (831) 637-9754

TDD/TTY:  (831) 634-4969


Mon-Fri  8AM – 5PM

Deputy Director

Cynthia Larca

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