The UC Berkeley Food Pantry is a direct response to the need among the student population for more resources to fight food insecurity—the lack of nutritious food. With rising fees, textbook costs, and living expenses, it has become increasingly difficult for students to juggle the costs of living with the costs of obtaining a university degree, and thus many students are finding themselves choosing between essentials such as food and the costs of college.
The UC Berkeley Food Pantry was established to provide emergency nonperishable relief to help students in need of immediate food assistance continue on to successfully complete and obtain their degrees from the University of California.
Come visit the Food Pantry in Stiles Hall (basement of the Student Union) in Room 68!
If you or someone you know is in need of emergency food support, please read the following details about our UC Berkeley Food Pantry:
- Students can visit the pantry TWICE PER MONTH, each visit provides supplemental nutrition for 8-10 days.
- We take pride in providing an equitable user model that adapts to the unique needs of students with dependents, unique dietary needs, commuters, differently abled, and for those who may need support beyond twice per month.
- The pantry is not for students who need supplemental snacking food, but rather, core food support.