The UC System's First Food Pantry

Feeding the Bears since 2009

The Bear Pantry

The Bear Pantry is the first food pantry in the UC system. Founded in 2009 by a student parent living in University Village, it began as a program to serve low-income UC Berkeley student parent families with children in the Village.

Qualifying families are eligible to receive one Bear Pantry Bin every semester. A Bear Pantry Bin contains non-perishable food staples and a food gift card to a local supermarket for purchasing fresh produce, meat, or dairy.

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