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Basic Needs Security refers to the food, housing, and wellness security of our community.

We understand that Basic Needs has a direct impact on the mental-emotional-physical health, wellness, academic performance, professional development, and holistic success of our students.

The quality of life of our students has a major impact on their sense of belonging, persistence, graduation rate, and overall experience. Therefore, we refuse to accept hunger, malnourishment, and homelessness as part of our university.


The Bobcat Pantry is here to serve you!

 This food security resource center will provide emergency relief, CalFresh Outreach, and nutrition education to help students continue on to successfully complete and obtain their degrees from the University of California. It is a part of the campus-wide food security efforts.



UC Merced Food Distribution (Tri-College at MCC)

In partnership with the USDA, United Way, and the Merced Food Bank, The University of California, Merced food distribution is committed to providing access to nutritious food through free monthly food assistance program available to all UC Merced Students, faculty, staff members and qualifying members of the community who have a need for additional assistance.

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