Basic Needs

Welcome to the UCI Food Pantry!

Our pantry distributions will be held indoors beginning August 2021. Please subscribe to our newsletter and make sure to complete a Fall Membership ahead of making an appointment. Book an appointment for pantry distribution dates.

Week 9 Pantry Distribution Dates & Hours:

  • Tuesday: 10am-4pm
  • Wednesday: CLOSED
    • In observance and preparation for Thanksgiving, FRESH will be closed Wednesday-Friday
  • Thursday: CLOSED
  • Friday: CLOSED

Week 10 Pantry Distribution Dates & Hours:

  • Tuesday: 2pm-4pm
  • Wednesday: 11am-4pm
  • Thursday: 2pm-6:30pm
  • Friday: 11am-3pm

Finals Week Pantry Distribution Dates & Hours:

  • Tuesday: 1pm-3pm
  • Wednesday: 10am-4pm
  • Thursday: 12pm-4pm
  • Friday: CLOSED

Holiday Closures:

  • We will be closed winter break and week 1 of winter quarter
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As of July 1st, parking permits are required. Pantry link will be updated the Friday prior to the distribution day.

Food Pantry

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The UCI Food Pantry at FRESH provides emergency food and toiletries to UCI students experiencing basic needs insecurities. You can access our weekly outdoor pantry distribution using your UCI Student ID card or by providing your student ID number at the registration table. All information is kept confidential. All clients must continue to wear a face covering. Item maximums are regulated through our one basket per student policy.

Before arriving at your pantry appointment, please complete your Daily Symptom check and be ready to show your ZotPass at Registration. Please be ready to show your pantry appointment email confirmation to a FRESH staff member.

All clients must submit the FRESH Hub Fall Membership Registration Form to receive FRESH services for Fall 2021. Please note there is a new membership form for Fall 2021 that all students must submit even if they were previously registered for Winter/Spring/Summer 2021. The new form is accessible via Campus Groups at:

As an emergency food service, UCI students may only access the UCI Food Pantry once a week. In accordance with this pantry policy, please only schedule one pantry appointment each week. If you are no longer able to visit the pantry at your scheduled appointment time, please cancel or reschedule the appointment. Scheduling multiple pantry appointments prevents other students from securing a pantry appointment time that works with their schedule.

If you are experiencing greater need, please consult our Director to inquire about additional pantry usage and related resources.