Why Basic Needs?
When I first came to Berkeley as a transfer student, I personally experienced food insecurity and homelessness on campus. I utilized the Basic Needs Center day in and day out to simply survive while also trying to balance my work and school life. It is today because of the Basic Needs Center I now have a warm place to stay and nutritious food. In addition they have given me the opportunity to be the provider for my family. I would never want anyone to go through the hardships that I went through during my first year at UC Berkeley and that is why I am so passionate about my work.