Basic Needs


Grocery Card Support

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Apply for a one-time electronic grocery card that supports students who are not able to physically access the UCI Food Pantry!

Grocery Card Support

We encourage any student who is 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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✓ Eligibility

  • Currently enrolled UCI student experiencing food insecurity challenges
  • Unable to access food assistance due to transportation or other barriers

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✓ Service Stipulations 

  • Not receiving CalFresh benefits
  • Not receiving Emergency Meal Swipes
  • Unable to visit the UCI Food Pantry