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Basic Needs resources during COVID-19

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.

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UCM - Bellevue Lot (Pop-Up Distribution)

Please complete the grocery bag pick-up form weekly before visiting the pantry!  Please wear a protective face mask when...

Merced Community College (Parking Lot 2) - Off of G St

The USDA Food Distribution is open from 10am until supplies last. Open to all students, staff and community members in need of food assistance!...

The Bobcat Pantry is here to serve you!

This food security resource center will provide emergency relief 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.     





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In partnership with the USDA, United Way, the Merced County Food Bank and Merced Community College, The University of California, Merced continues to support our students, staff, faculty and wider Merced County community through this free monthly food distribution program. 

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