With school not in session, the summer months can be difficult for students to find and utilize available resources. That’s why the Basic Needs Center has compiled a list of resources for students who need food support this summer:

CalFresh Support for Students

  • CalFresh is a federally funded program that provides eligible students up to $291/month to purchase food.
  • In Person Open Hours are available to answer students questions and case issues: Mondays and Fridays 1-4pm (June 17th through August 2nd)
  • Application Assistance Appointments and Virtual Open Hours are available at basicneeds.berkeley.edu/calfresh.
  • To help determine eligibility, students can complete the CalFresh Prescreen.

Monthly Pantries for Students

  • Need some additional food resources while you are here for summer? The BNC Food Pantry will be open to all students (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Visiting Scholars) once a month on Thursdays: June 20th and July 25th from 1-5pm (closed 2:30-3pm for restock)
  • We are located in the MLK Student Union and offer pantry staples such as rice, beans, milk, eggs, freezer items, and fresh produce! All you need is your Cal ID and a bag. See our website link above for hours and to sign up on the virtual line during open hours. For questions, please email: [email protected]

Additional Resources