Programs and Events 

tuffy's basic needs services will be hosting virtual webinars and workshops

Most webinars will be recorded and available to view online. To view recorded webinars, click the title of the webinar.

August 2020

  • TBNSC Open House
    Date: 
    August 27, 2020
    Time: 4:00-4:30pm
    Meeting ID: 916-5261-4201
    Learn about Tuffy's Basic Needs Services Center's virtual services, programming for Fall 2020, and meet the Center's staff.

September 2020

  • What is CalFresh?
    Date: 
    September 2, 2020
    Time: 10:00-10:30am
    Meeting ID: 927-0664-2791
    CalFresh is a food assistance program that can help students and households purchase more nutritious, healthy foods. Learn more and how to apply at this workshop.
  • Financial Aid 101
    Date: 
    September 10, 2020
    Time: 11:00-11:30am
    Meeting ID:  935-5946-0847
    Do you have questions on how financial aid packages are determined or what types of financial aid is available? Learn more from Financial Aid staff at this webinar! 
  • COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program*
    Date: 
    September 11, 2020
    Time: 8:00am-2:00pm
    Location:  Fullerton Community Center
    The City of Fullerton is hosting a COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Event at the Fullerton Community Center this Friday, September 11th from 8am to 2pm. No RSVP needed, walk-ins are welcome.
    The COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program will provide a one-time emergency rental assistance to Fullerton residents facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible households can receive a one-time grant up to $1,000.
    Please visit cityoffullerton.com/rentalassistance to view the application and program requirements. Attendees should bring and complete all required documentation prior to the event. Questions? Please call 714-738-6544.
    *This program is through the City of Fullerton
  • Spend Smart, Eat Smart
    Date: 
    September 16, 2020
    Time: 3:00-3:30pm
    Meeting ID: 992-2660-3542
    Learn to maximize your budget at the grocery store and buy more nutritious and delicious food for less.
  • Basic Needs Ambassador Seminar (for students)
    Date: 
    September 24, 2020
    Time: 2:00-4:00pm
    The Basic Needs Ambassador Seminar examines current trends related to food, housing, and financial insecurity, relevant cultural considerations, and recognition of boundaries necessary for helping other students who experience basic needs insecurity. Participatants will gain knowledge and skills that facilitate connecting themselves or fellow students with resources. 
    *for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Basic Needs Ambassador Training (for faculty/staff)
    Date: 
    September 24, 2020
    Time: 9:00-11:00am
    The Basic Needs Ambassador Training examines current trends related to food, housing, and financial insecurity, relevant cultural considerations, and recognition of boundaries necessary for working with students who experience basic needs insecurity. Faculty and staff participatants will gain knowledge and skills that facilitate connecting students with resources. 
    *for faculty and staff

October 2020

  • Understanding Credit
    Date: 
    October 2, 2020
    Time: 4:00-4:30pm
    Meeting ID: 948-4327-3277
    Did you know that good credit can help you save money in the long term? In this webinar, how to build and maintain good credit will be discussed.
  • What is Food Insecurity?
    Date: 
    October 7, 2020
    Time: 12:00-12:30pm
    Meeting ID: 940-9646-9802
    Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County staff will examine current food insecurity trends, defining characteristics of food security, and providing information about on- and off-campus resources.
  • Getting Fresh with CalFresh!
    Date: 
    October 15, 2020
    Time: 11:00am-12:15pm
    Meeting ID: 953-9491-5532
    CalFresh is a food assistance program that can help students and households purchase more nutritious, healthy foods. Please join us as we walk through a CalFresh application and presentation.
  • Basic Needs Ambassador Training (for faculty/staff)
    Date: 
    October 27, 2020
    Time: 9:00-11:00am
    The Basic Needs Ambassador Training examines current trends related to food, housing, and financial insecurity, relevant cultural considerations, and recognition of boundaries necessary for working with students who experience basic needs insecurity. Faculty and staff participatants will gain knowledge and skills that facilitate connecting students with resources. 
    *for faculty and staff
  • Basic Needs Ambassador Seminar (for students)
    Date: 
    October 29, 2020
    Time: 3:00-5:00pm
    The Basic Needs Ambassador Seminar examines current trends related to food, housing, and financial insecurity, relevant cultural considerations, and recognition of boundaries necessary for helping other students who experience basic needs insecurity. Participatants will gain knowledge and skills that facilitate connecting themselves or fellow students with resources. 
    *for undergraduate and graduate students

November 2020

  • Let's Talk Budgeting
    Date: 
    November 5, 2020
    Time: 2:00-2:30pm
    Meeting ID: 960-9646-5947
    Join Tuffy's Basic Needs Services Center to learn about budgeting, reviewing your finances, and how to create a money-managing system that works for you!
  • Budgeting During a Pandemic featuring SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
    Date:
     November 6, 2020
    Time: 3:00-3:30pm
    Meeting ID: 817-1081-4332
    Many people have lost their primary source of income or had it impacted in some way by the pandemic. Loss of a job or even having hours cut back at work can lead to a significant amount of financial stress, but there are a few things you can do to make the change income less worrying. SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union will share tips and tricks for budgeting and saving money during the pandemic. 
  • The Price Tastes Right with TitanWell
    Date: November 10, 2020
    Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
    Meeting ID: 965-3020-6136
    TitanWell will discuss tips on getting the most bang for your buck without sacrificing flavor and nutrition such as top money-saving proteins, meal prep strategies, creating your go-to grocery list, and more!
  • Managing Debt
    Date: November 23, 2020
    Time: 3:00-3:30pm
    Meeting ID: 963-8305-1257
    Join Tuffy's Basic Needs Services Center staff for this webinar regarding managing debt! Participants will discuss debt burden, explore ways to manage existing debt, and provide tips to become a responsible borrower.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 16-20, 2020

  • Food Justice with Dr. Analena Hope Hassberg
    Date:
    November 16, 2020
    Time:
    1:00-2:00pm
    Meeting ID:
    949-2295-2864
    Dr. Analena Hope Hassberg, Assistant Professor of Ethnic and Women's Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, will discuss food justice and food insecurity, specifically what is food justice and what we as individuals and a community can do to eradicate food insecurity and create a culture of care. 
  • FOODucation Meet 'n' Eat: Tuffy's Cheap Eats with TitanWell
    Date: November 16, 2020
    Time: 2:30-3:15pm
    Many Titans agree that money is one of the main barriers to eating nutritious foods. But did you know that eating a balanced nutritious diet can be possible with every type of budget? Join the TitanWell Peer Health Educators and Registered Dietician at this lunch-and-learn session as they discuss ways to build a Performance Plate on the cheap! 
  • Supporting Students' Basic Needs in the California State University hosted by the California State University Office of the Chancellor
    Date:
    November 17, 2020
    Time:
    12pm-1pm
    This webinar will consist of a moderated panel discussion to highlight the research that has informed the ways by which students' basic needs are supported. The panelists will also highlight innovative programs and services across the 23 campuses aimed to support student success. Resources designed to support students' basic needs will be shared, as well as recommendations for faculty and staff on supporting students in accessing critical supports. To increase awareness of campus-based activities, this kick-off event will feature an overview of virtual programs and events planned in the CSU throughout the week.
  • Homelessness 101 with United to End Homelessness
    Date: 
    November 17, 2020
    Time:
     1:00-3:00pm
    Meeting ID:
    946-4309-2235
    United to End Homelessness will discuss the state of, causes, and solutions to homelessness in Orange County.
    *For resources provided during this presentation, please contact Tuffy's Basic Needs Services Center at basicneeds@fullerton.edu
  • Basic Needs Ambassador Training
    Date: 
    November 18, 2020
    Time: 1:00-3:00pm
    The Basic Needs Ambassador Training examines current trends related to food, housing, and financial insecurity, relevant cultural considerations, and recognition of boundaries necessary for working with students who experience basic needs insecurity. Faculty and staff participatants will gain knowledge and skills that facilitate connecting students with resources. 
    *for faculty and staff
  • FOODucation: Live! Kat's Plant-Based Kitchen: Smoky Black Bean Soup
    Date: 
    November 18, 2020
    Time: 2:30pm-3pm
     As Autumn weather turns crispy, there's no more comforting a dish than a warm bowl of soup! Join TitanWell Peer Health Educator, Kat, for this free cooking class as she prepares a yummy black bean soup -- sure to warm the heart and soul. Best of all, it's super budget-friendly and uses just a few ingredients! 
  • Basic Needs Ambassador Seminar
    Date: 
    November 19, 2020
    Time: 2:00-4:00pm
    The Basic Needs Ambassador Seminar examines current trends related to food, housing, and financial insecurity, relevant cultural considerations, and recognition of boundaries necessary for helping other students who experience basic needs insecurity. Participants will gain knowledge and skills that facilitate connecting themselves or fellow students with resources. 
    *for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Housing Options and Opportunities for Students with HIS - OC (Homeless Intervention Services)
    Date: 
    November 20, 2020
    Time: 10-10:30am
    Meeting ID: 814-1940-0849
    Join staff members from HIS - OC (Homeless Intervention Services) to learn about their Home Share OC program that helps college students access affordable housing in Orange County. Home Share OC is a way to address the social-emotional needs and lack of affordable housing for both homeowners and college students.
  • Getting Fresh with CalFresh
    Date: November 20, 2020
    Time: 2:00-3:30pm
    Meeting ID: 976-8330-4665
    CalFresh is a food assistance program that can help students and households purchase more nutritious, healthy foods. Please join us as we walk through CalFresh eligiblity information and a demo application during this presentation.

December 2020

  • Healthy Eating During Finals
    Date: 
    December 4, 2020
    Time: 12:00-12:30pm 
    Meeting ID:  930-6899-2607

    Join Tuffy's Basic Needs staff in learning how to balance studying for finals and maintaing a healthy diet. Tools to create and access quick and nutritious meals so you are ready to knock finals out of the park will be discussed!