Our pantry has modified services during Covid-19. Students experiencing a food security emergency may sign up to book an appointment for pantry distribution.
Our new hours of operation to pick up emergency food and toiletry is 11am-3pm on Wednesdays every week for April 2021.The sign up page will be available at least 5 days prior to the upcoming distribution, usually on Thursdays.
**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:
April Pantry Distribution Dates:
CalFresh (also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) is a nutrition assistance program that helps people purchase healthy foods. The program issues monthly electronic benefits on an EBT card that can be used at most grocery stores and farmers markets. Students can receive anywhere between $16-$204 per month to purchase groceries. FRESH is offering application assistance via Zoom conferencing software during COVID-19.
In collaboration with Tanaka Farms, our new program helps increase access to fruits and vegetables during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this program, our pantry visitors can get additional food support and receive a weekly $30 voucher to use at the Tanaka Farms Drive-Through Produce Market Stand.
The Emergency Meal Swipe Program (EMSP) helps students who are experiencing food insecurity and/or a student-related emergency, access several healthy and well-balanced meals offered at UCI's Dining Commons.
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.