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


Food Resources


Call: (510) 463-4170

CalFresh Support


Case Management

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.


If you are a UC Berkeley affiliate looking to partner with Basic Needs for an event, presentation, or more, fill out our Inquiry Form(link is external) or learn more about our work at our Research page.

Community Inquiries

If you are a non-UC Berkeley affiliate requesting a consultation, partnership, or more, fill out our Community Inquiry Form.