Food for Thought

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Welcome to Food for Thought!

Seminars and resources for your basic needs

Our program began in Fall 2017 with the idea to combine life skill classes with resources. We started with only our food seminar course. Since then, our program has grown to offer more courses and resources!
We have begun our own meal system, laptop rental, and textbook library for our students. Additionally, we offer all our students the chance to gain teaching experience for units after they have taken a course. Our goal is to help other students gain life skills that they can take beyond the classroom setting.

Recent CalFresh eligibility expansion

Expanded CalFresh Eligibility as of February 2021 - All students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 and/or who have Work Study in their financial aid package are eligible to apply for CalFresh!

Click link here to view flyer with more information.

Spring 2021 Seminars

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Computer

Exploring basic computer skills

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Emotion

Exploring stress and emotional health

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Nutrition

Exploring food insecurity and society

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Narrative

Exploring your own growth and story

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Community Cooking

Exploring volunteerism and cuisine

Spring 2021 Operations

To prioritize the safety of our community, we have coverted all of our seminars to an online format.

If you have questions regarding this change, you can email us at foodforthought@berkeley.edu

Recent CalFresh eligibility expansion

Expanded CalFresh Eligibility as of February 2021 - All students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 and/or who have Work Study in their financial aid package are eligible to apply for CalFresh!

Click link here to view flyer with more information.

Our Resources

Food for Thought works to make sure all of our students have what they need to best succeed at Cal.

Our resources include:

  • Textbook library 
  • GRE/LSAT/MCAT materials
  • Food
  • Laptop Access
  • Wellness Supplies

Contact Us

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Questions? Email us at foodforthought@berkeley.edu

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