FRESH Basic Needs Hub

The FRESH Basic Needs Hub at UCI is a student-initiated effort that promotes equitable access to basic needs through student empowerment, community collaboration, and institutional integration. Our aim is to shift cultural consciousness towards understanding the fulfillment of basic needs, which include food and housing security – a guaranteed right for every person.


We are committed to making UCI a basic needs-secure campus.


FRESH offers students a food pantry filled with emergency food and toiletries, CalFresh (EBT) application assistance, emergency meal swipes, confidential consultations, and a wide-variety of life skills programs.


Your monetary contributions will help provide:

  • Nutritious food to fill our pantry shelves
  • Toiletries
  • Meal swipes to allow students access into our campus dining commons for hot meals


This Giving Day 2019, we are confident that you can help us achieve our mission of making UCI a basic needs-secure campus. #UCFoodForAll!


For more information on our resources and services, please refer to our website at or our Facebook and Instagram @ucifresh. Thank you!

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Rank State Gifts
1 CA 42
2 AA 0
2 AE 0
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