Winter Break Closures & Resources

December 21, 2020

The Basic Needs Center team and services will be unavailable 12/23/20 - 1/4/21.

The food pantry will be closed 12/18/20-1/18/20

For students who are in need of basic needs resources during winter break, the following resources are available:



  • Use to search for resources in the Berkeley/Alameda County area as well as other Bay Area regions.


  • Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) Food Delivery: If you are in an urgent situation with no access to food, the Alameda County Community Food Bank’s home delivery program can help deliver non-perishable food to your home. To register for temporary food delivery, please fill out this food delivery form and we will contact you within 2 business days to get you started.

  • December 21st, 22nd, and returning Jan 4th. Berkeley Food Network: Has some capacity for delivery at this time. For consideration, please email Holden Bussey directly at In your email, please include your name, address, contact information (email and phone number), number of people in your household in need, and any dietary restrictions. 

  • Resumes January 19th: The UC Berkeley Food Pantry is committed to supporting anyone in our campus community with receiving food assistance. If you are immunocompromised or face other barriers leaving your home in order to access our pantry, please fill out the form linked here: Emergency Food Resource Delivery Form