Food accessibility resources
- 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- 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 www.getcalfresh.org/s/ucla. 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 www.calendly.com/uclacalfresh.
- If you are an ucla student experiencing financial hardship, you can reach out to the UCLA Economic Crisis Response Team at email@example.com