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Vision & Mission
FRESH offers services to UCI students to help them meet their basic needs, including food pantry visits, CalFresh application assistance, vouchers to a local farm, and consultations with our social worker.
The food pantry at FRESH provides emergency food and toiletries to all UCI students experiencing basic needs insecurities. Our pantry has modified services during Covid-19. Students experiencing a food security emergency may sign-up to receive a pre-packaged dairy, protein (meat), and/or produce box.
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 $194 per month to purchase groceries. FRESH is offering application assistance via Zoom conferencing software during COVID-19.
Social Worker Consultations
Confidential Zoom appointments with our clinical social worker to provide support and guidance to students experiencing financial stress and/or food/housing insecurity.
A food assistance program that allows pantry visitors to receive a weekly $30 voucher to use at the Tanaka Farms Drive-Through Produce Market Stand.
Emergency Meal Swipe
The Emergency Meal Swipe Program (EMSP) helps students that are experiencing food insecurity receive meal swipes to eat at UCI's Dining Commons.
Economic Crisis Grant
The Economic Crisis Response Grant is a one-time grant students can apply to to address a financial crisis. Students must have taken out all of their loans in order to be eligible.