Need Food?

We're here to help our families.

Need Bear Pantry Food Assistance?

The Bear Pantry provides an emergency food supply and food gift cards to local supermarkets to low-income UC Berkeley student families at University Village with dependent children. To apply, fill out this form and someone will contact you in 1 to 3 days. If you need IMMEDIATE food assistance, please contact us.

In order to qualify, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have a dependent child living in your household.
  2. Be able to provide us with an official Financial Aid offer indicating that you have an expected family contribution of less than $1,000.*

*Note: International students and others who received their financial aid without filling out a FAFSA may still qualify for aid. Please contact us for assistance.

The Bear Pantry is meant to provide emergency food assistance. Each student is restricted to receiving assistance once per semester. For ongoing assistance, please check out additional resources for other food assistance programs.

What’s Inside a Bear Pantry Bin?

See a list of what goes into a Bear Pantry Food Bin.