Food accessibility resources

Westwood Food Coop member assembling CSA boxes.
  • CPO Food Closet: UCLA students experiencing hunger or struggling to get enough food due to financial hardship can visit the CPO Food Closet in Student Activities Center 111, email for more information.
  • 580 Café: Supported by the Wesley Foundation Serving UCLA, 580 Café is a UCLA-recognized student organization that provides a communal space for students to study, hold dialogue, and grab snacks. Visit them at 580 Hilgard (St. Alban’s Church), follow @580Cafe on Instagram, or email for more information
  • Students, staff, and faculty at UCLA who need meal vouchers to get food on campus can find distribution locations at BRC, Dashew Center, CPO, and the LGBT Center. 
  • You can dial 211 for community food banks and resources
  • Westwood Food CoOp: Offers affordable CSA box to students living in the Westwood  area. Visit them on Instagram at @westwoodfoodcoop.
  • Read more about HCI and UCLA’s efforts to address food insecurity here.

Financial programs and assistance

Students reading Daily Bruin on campus
    • UCLA CalFresh Initiative: provides federally funded food assistance through CalFresh as a program specific to UCLA community members. CalFresh is California’s version of SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), a federally funded food assistance program.
    • Many students qualify for CalFresh and can receive up to $204/month to spend on groceries at stores and participating Farmers Markets. you can fill out this pre-screening tool before applying. Apply for Calfresh online at CalFresh Initiative at UCLA hosts office hours to give students one-on-one assistance with any CalFresh related issues or inquiries. Office hours appointments can be made at
    • If you are an ucla student experiencing financial hardship, you can reach out to the UCLA Economic Crisis Response Team at

    If you need help with your finances, you can reach out to the UCLA Financial Wellness Program at