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USDA Food Distribution

USDA's food distribution programs strengthen the nutrition safety net through the distribution of USDA Foods and other nutrition assistance to children, low-income families, emergency feeding programs, Indian reservations, and the elderly. This USDA Food Distribution site is supported through a collaborative partnership between Merced Community College, UC Merced, Merced County Food Bank and the wider Merced community. It serves UCM and MCC students, staff, and Merced County residents in need of critical food assistance that meet the household income guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture. Please refer to the income guidelines set by USDA.   
UC Merced students, please bring your CatCard or provide your Catcard number to help us capture impact for this program. 

Food Distribution Flyer

Date and Time:

  • Every 3rd Friday of each month
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM or until supplies last


  • Merced College Public Safety Complex (Parking Lot 2  off of G St.)

Contact Information:

Phone Number: 209-631-3871
For monetary donations to support the USDA Food Distribution program, please utilize our Giving Page linked HERE! Thank you!

If you are unable to pick-up the food allotment, you can have someone pick-up on your behalf. You can print and fill out the alternative pick-up form, and have them bring it to the distribution site. If you have any questions email:

Transportation Routes

  • C1
  • FastCat
  • FastCat 2
  • Yosemite Express
  • C2
  • G Line
  • Bobcat Express
  • M4 - North G St.
  • M3 - M St. Shuttle
  • M1 - Merced West
  • M2 - R St. Shuttle
  • UC - UC Merced

UC Merced Students can ride for free by swiping current UC Merced Student ID card (CAT CARD) on all bus routes

Last Updated: Feb. 27, 2024