Food Pantry

Food Pantry will have modified hours during RRR & Finals Weeks and will be closed between December 16th and January 22nd.

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

December 5th through December 15th

RRR Week December 5th - 10th

Monday 3-6PM
Tuesday 3-6PM
Wednesday 8AM - 10AM & 2-4PM
Thursday 9AM-11AM & 5-7PM
Saturday 11AM -1PM

Finals Week December 12th - 15th

Monday 3-6PM
Tuesday 4-6PM
Wednesday 2-4PM
Thursday 5-7PM

Please note: We will be closed Saturday 12/17 and will not re-open until January 23rd.