Food Pantry

Welcome to the Food Pantry!

The Food Pantry is an emergency food relief supply for all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate and graduate), staff, visiting scholars, postdocs, and faculty. We are moving back to our previous location in  BNorth, the lower level of MLK Student Union (Room 68). We will be open for in-person visits, but encourage you to sign up for a grocery pick up in advance. If you face major barriers to coming in person, please see our external delivery request form below open hours. We are currently operating at a limited capacity due to COVID-19 guidelines and space restraints.

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

Students and staff are welcome to take as much as needed whenever needed while being mindful that it is a shared community resource for emergencies. 

The Pantry operates on a self-assessed need basis. There are no eligibility requirements and all you need is your Cal ID or Cal ID # (if you don't have your physical card yet).

The Food Pantry is currently hosting Pop-Up Pantries on the 1st floor of the MLK Student Union (by the student store):

  • Tuesdays, 3-6 PM
  • Wednesdays, 10-1 PM
  • Thursdays, 12-3 PM
  • Fridays and Saturdays, 11am-1pm

As we are transitioning back with students returning to campus, we will still be using a take what you need model, but can only accommodate up to one visit per week.

For emergency food needs, please refer to Berkeley Food Network

Arrow pointing to Basic Needs Center Location in Lower Level of MLK Student Union

We are currently on the 1st floor of the ASUC MLK Jr. Student Union, located at 2495 Bancroft Way.

food pantry shelves

Pantry Social Media