Food Pantry

Food Pantry will be closed on Saturday, November 12th due to Veteran's holiday and the week of November 21st through November 26th for fall break.

Welcome to the Basic Needs Food Pantry!

The food pantry is an emergency relief program that is designed to meet the short-term food security needs of the UC Berkeley community: which includes all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate and graduate), staff, visiting scholars, student researchers, postdocs, and faculty who need food.

We offer items such as rice, pasta, milk, cereal, freezer items, and fresh produce!

We are 90% volunteer-run, almost entirely by students and serve thousands of visitors every month! Visitors are welcome to visit up to once per week, by joining the virtual line. You can take as much as needed while being mindful that it is a shared community resource for emergencies. 

Photo of BNC Food Pantry Check In Desk on the 1st floor of the MLK Student Union

Food Pantry Check In Desk, on the 1st Floor of the MLK Student Union.
Photo credit: Flora G. Huynh @flor_aah/@florasnoms

Photo of grocery basket filled with pantry items like juice, milk, frozen fish, canned goods, fruit

Example of a grocery basket of pantry goods!

Photo credit: Flora G. Huynh @flor_aah/@florasnoms

Fall Pantry Hours

September 12th through December 3rd

Monday 3-6pm
Tuesday 4-6pm
Wednesday 8-10am & 2-4pm
Thursday 9am-12pm & 5-7pm
Saturday 11am-1pm

Please note: We will be closed Saturday 11/12 and Monday 11/21 through Saturday 11/26

While Graduate Students are welcome & encouraged to visit our main pantry, the Basic Needs Center Grad Team is also hosting a pop-up pantry for graduate students this semester. Find us at Hearst Mining Circle from 12-3pm on 11/09 & 11/16. Stay tuned for more details about future locations!