Basic Needs

Our Vision & Mission


The University of California, Irvine Fresh Basic Needs Hub is a student initiated service that promotes equitable access to basic needs through
student empowerment, community collaboration, and institutional integration. This will set the precedent for a shift in cultural consciousness where
basic needs, which include food, housing and wellness securities, should be guaranteed for every person. We are committed to making UCI a basic needs secure campus.  


We understand that basic needs have a direct impact on the mental and physical health,
wellness, academic performance, professional development, and holistic success of University of California, Irvine students.
FRESH offers emergency food and toiletries, connects students to critical resources, and provides educational opportunities
for students to take personal responsibility for their wellness and the well-being of their communities.
We are a home for all students, a collaborative space for innovative solutions, and an advocate for social justice and equity.