Our pantry distributions will be held indoors beginning August 2021. Students experiencing a food security emergency may sign up to book an appointment to visit our weekly pantry distribution.
Our new hours of operation to pick up emergency food and toiletries are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays every week for October 2021. The appointment link page will be available at least 5 days prior to the upcoming distribution, usually on Fridays.
**Please note that these dates and hours below are subject to change at any point in the future.** Please read below so you can be ready before arrival:
October Pantry Distribution Dates & Hours:
Pantry appointment links will be updated the Friday prior to the distribution day.
CalFresh is a federal nutrition assistance program that helps people purchase healthy foods at most grocery stores and farmers markets. Students can receive anywhere up to $204 per month to purchase groceries. FRESH offers 1-1 CalFresh application assistance appointments in-person or via Zoom.
Emergency Meal Swipes help students who are experiencing food insecurity and/or a student-related emergency, access healthy and well-balanced meals offered at UCI Dining Commons.
Additionally, the student must have unmet need in their Financial Aid package per Financial Aid. The only exception to Financial Aid regulations is for international students who do not file a FAFSA/CA Dream Act application.
Thank you so much for thinking of supporting our students in need!
For food donations, we accept non-perishable and perishable goods as long as they are unopened and unexpired.
We also accept monetary donations as well through the UCI Portal.