Contact Us

We are open Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM. If we miss your call, feel free to leave a voicemail with your name and callback number and we will return your call at our earliest convenience.

If you are experiencing challenges with your basic needs and would like to know more about the resources available to you, we encourage you to fill out our Basic Needs Assistance Form at the bottom of the page.

General Questions

Email: basicneedscenter@berkeley.edu

Food Resources

Email: foodpantry@berkeley.edu

Call: (510) 463-4170

CalFresh Support

Email: calfreshsupport@berkeley.edu

Care Coordinators

Fill out our Basic Needs Assistance Form below to connect with our Care Coordinator and receive one-on-one support for your basic needs.

Alternatively, you can call 510-519-4003 if it is an urgent concern.

Food for Thought

Email: foodforthought@berkeley.edu

Reach out to us for any questions about: course questions, giving or recieving guest lectures, the De Cal Committee, Food for Thought scholarship, and all other Food for Thought activities. 

Research, Evaluation, Reporting 

Learn more about our research and reporting efforts here. You can also reach out to our Research and Education Coordinator at rfarquhar@berkeley.edu