Basic Needs

MONETARY DONATIONS


Monetary Donations

Section 1

Help make UC Irvine a basic needs secure campus.

We are an ever-growing center that serves many UCI students in need. We believe every student deserves to have their basic needs met. Your tax-deductible donations will help us better carry out our mission to reach and help more students every day!

Option 1


We accept online donations through
UCI Give!

Donate via Online

Option 2


We also accept donations through
checks!

Donate via Check

Past Campaigns

Shout out to our previous supporters! Below are some ways the UCI and local communities have supported us.

Giving Day Crowdfunding Campaign

FRESH Basic Needs Hub is participating in UCI's Giving Day on May 18, 2022. Giving Day is a 24-hour online giving campaign bringing the UCI community together to celebrate the Anteater spirit. Visit bit.ly/givingday-fresh22 to learn more!

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Valued Basic Needs Allies:

$500 Matching Gift from Scott Cosel, OIT Member All gifts will be matched dollar for dollar by Scott Cosel, UCI OIT Staff Member, until a maximum match donation of $500 is reached


$2,000 Matching Gift from University Credit Union As a proud supporter of the UCI Basic Needs FRESH Hub, University Credit Union will be matching donations up to $2,000 for UCI Giving Day on May 18th. To learn more about University Credit Union and our partnership, visit ucu.org.

Swipe Squad

Zot Out Hunger Crowdfunding Campaign

Our "Swipe Squad" student leaders ran a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the Emergency Meal Swipe Program, which awards UCI students in most need access to full meals at our Dining Commons via an application process. The campaign, located here, started on September 27th and ran until December 27th. "The Swipe Squad" is a collaboration between the ASUCI Food Security Commission and the FRESH Basic Needs Hub team—with the help of our amazing community, we raised $4,170! The donations helped us provide our students with fresh, nutritious meals to contribute to their success on campus!

Zot Out Hunger also collects donated Guest Meal Swipes from students during the first two weeks of each quarter. Learn more here.

UCI Humanities Infographic

UCI School of Humanities Crowdfunding Campaign 2017

UC Irvine's School of Humanities raised $15,001 during their Crowdfunding Campaign for FRESH from November 1st-December 1st! This infographic shows how the contributions helped us operate during the summer 2018.

"Why Humanities?

Food and the study of food—why, how and what we eat—stand at the heart of the human experience, connecting our families and communities to each other and to the natural world. Meanwhile, famine remains a significant cause of war, migration, and mortality, and its unequal impacts are likely to increase in this century of climate change.

In the Humanities, we study not only the state of things as they were and as they are, but also as they could be. We believe FRESH is a beautiful sign of what can be when compassionate leadership takes center stage."

Humanities

UCI School of Humanities Crowdfunding Campaign 2018

UC Irvine's School of Humanities raised $21,970 during their second Crowdfunding Campaign for FRESH from November 1st-December 1st!

"Why Humanities?

Food and the study of food—why, how and what we eat—stand at the heart of the human experience, connecting our families and communities to each other and to the natural world. Meanwhile, famine remains a significant cause of war, migration, and mortality, and its unequal impacts are likely to increase in this century of climate change.

In the Humanities, we study not only the state of things as they were and as they are, but also as they could be. We believe FRESH is a beautiful sign of what can be when compassionate leadership takes center stage."