Basic Needs


Grocery Card Support

Section 1

Apply for a one-time electronic grocery card supporting students who are not able to physically access the resources at the FRESH Basic Needs Hub's pantry. 

We encourage any students who are facing food insecurity and challenges accessing food assistance to apply to the Grocery Card Support Program. Eligible students can receive an electronic grocery card to Kroger Stores (Ralphs & Food-For-Less). If approved, the grocery card is delivered electronically to the student's UCI email.  
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  • Currently enrolled UCI student who is experiencing food insecurity challenges
  • Unable to access food assistance due to transportation or other barriers
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✓ Program Stipulations 

  • Not receiving CalFresh benefits
  • Not receiving Emergency Meal Swipes
  • Unable to visit the FRESH Basic Needs Hub's Pantry

Grocery Card Support