Fulfilling Basic Needs at UCI

UCI offers the FRESH Basic Needs Hub to ensure that all students have access to basic necessities, including food, toiletries, and on-campus resources.

Feeding the whole student, body and mind.

We believe that the first step in your educational journey starts with the basics--the fulfillment of our basic needs.

FRESH Basic Needs Hub is a student-initiated effort that promotes equitable access to basic needs through student empowerment, community collaboration, and institutional integration. We're making UCI a basic needs-secure campus because we believe that food and housing security should be a guaranteed right.


What does FRESH offer?

We understand that meeting basic needs impacts every aspect of our lives, from mental and physical health, to academic performance, to work productivity, and holistic success. That's why FRESH offers emergency food and toiletries, connects students to critical on and off-campus resources, and provides educational opportunities for students to take personal responsibility for their wellness and the well-being of their communities.

Explore the FRESH HUB to get connected to resources, or contact us directly.