Basic Needs



FRESH Volunteer Program is on pause until further notice, but volunteer opportunities are still available!


45% of UCI students report to be experiencing food insecurity and 5% report to be experiencing housing insecurity. 

Help us make UCI a basic needs-secure campus!

We welcome volunteers during our outdoor distributions on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Volunteering generally entails food sorting and stocking. Volunteers must sign-up prior to the volunteer event.

Each shift has a limited number of available volunteer slots to avoid overcrowding of volunteers and staff during distribution days. Face shields, disposable masks, and gloves will be provided on the day of your shift. 

Please contact Janine Algabre at to receive volunteer updates and access to volunteer sign-up links.