** We are physically located in the MLK Student Union and many of our services are offered virtually at the moment.**

The Basic Needs Center is the physical hub for basic needs resources and community.

We are open Monday-Friday from 10 am - 6 pm as a resource hub and community space.

Come speak to one of our staff about resources, hang out, attend an event, grab some hygiene and wellness supplies, or see a partner drop-in service!

The Basic Needs Center’s spaces are located in the ASUC MLK Student Union (2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA):

  • Welcome Center: 107 MLK (1st floor) - open Monday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm

  • Food Pantry: 68 MLK (BNorth, lower level) 

  • Basic Needs Appointment Space: 72 MLK (BNorth, lower level) - by appointment only

You can find us by entering the MLK Student Union from Lower Sproul Plaza. 

Arrow pointing to Basic Needs Center Location in Lower Level of MLK Student Union
empty Basic Needs Center with colorful mural and sofas
smiling cohort of 50 basic needs interns