Basic Needs
Together We Will End Hunger, Malnourishment, and Homelessness

Volunteer

Volunteer

Applications for Fall 2017 Food Pantry volunteers open August 21, 2017 and close August 31, 2017 at 11:59pm. You can find the application here.

Find out about other opportunities in the Basic Needs Coalition's Fall 2017 recruitment here. Thank you for your interest!


Volunteering at the Food Pantry has empowered me to help make a change in the Berkeley community. Being a first generation, low-income student, I constantly face economic challenges and the Food Pantry is a great resource that helps alleviate student food need. Food insecurity is a serious issue and it is critical for our students to have nutritious foods so that they can concentrate on their academics.
— Luisa Camacho, Volunteer
I absolutely love my life now and feel somewhat guilty for being so happy. It is extremely fulfilling to provide such healthy food to others. I know as well as anyone how it feels to eat poorly or not at all. When I first came to the food bank, I was amazed at the quality of the food that was provided. Now we have refrigeration and can offer an even greater array of products; all organic and all delicious. Recently we have extended the hours of operation to further meet the student’s needs. Ruben, his staff and the other volunteers are now my family, friends and peers.
— John Hildenbrand, volunteer
Thank you to all involved with the UC Berkeley Food Pantry, for starting a movement and continuing it, and setting an example for other universities and schools to continue this movement to help feel, nourish, educate, and reach out to people of all backgrounds. If there’s a common cause that brings people together, it’s solidarity and helping those in need. The UC Berkeley Food Pantry is a prime example of what it means to be a community, love others (and oneself), and equal opportunity.
— Rachel Chung, 4th year Public Health Student and GPP Minor, and proud Cal Bear, Volunteer