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, student researchers, postdocs, and faculty. We are currently located on the 1st floor of the MLK Student Union, moving back to our previous location in  BNorth next year. We are currently open for walk ups only during open hours. If you currently have to quarantine due to COVID-19 and cannot come in person, please see our external delivery request form below open hours.

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

Students and staff are welcome to come up to once per week, 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, 8-9 AM & 10-1 PM

  • Thursdays, 12-3 PM

  • Fridays and Saturdays, 11 AM - 1 PM

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

Campus Community Under Quarantine

 The Food Pantry is doing deliveries for anyone with a Cal ID who is under quarantine due to a positive Covid-19 result and cannot afford groceries or delivery fees. Please reach out to and fill out this form for assistance.

Upcoming Pantry Closures - No Open Hours:

  • Saturday, December 11th

  • Friday, December 17th through Monday, January 17th

For emergency food needs, while we are closed, please refer to Berkeley Food Network at 9th & University in West Berkeley.

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

We are located in the BNorth Space of the ASUC MLK Jr. Student Union at 2495 Bancroft Way.

food pantry shelves

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