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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 service is open to all students, staff, and community members in need of food assistance!    
UC Merced students need to bring their CatCard to receive food allotment. Staff and community members, please refer to the income guidelines.

Food Distribution Flyer

Date and Time:

  • Every 3rd Friday of the month
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm or until supplies last


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

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Rodriguez Cruz,
Basic Needs Food Distribution Coordinator
Phone Number: (209)-316-8136