To not have your basic needs covered, or even have the ability to access them, is
considered an insecurity.
Food insecurity, for example, is to not have food or access to foods. It is a very real situation for University of California students
and affects more UCR students than one might think!
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?
Get involved in the opportunities below:
REFER STUDENTS TO R'GARDEN AND R'PANTRY
CONNECT STUDENTS TO STUDENT AFFAIRS CASE MANAGEMENT
If you suspect that a student is in distress for any reason, including food insecurity,
refer them to Student Affairs Case Management at firstname.lastname@example.org or (951) 827-5000. Trained case managers will connect students to resources, and
provide consultations to faculty and staff.
ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR CALFRESH BENEFITS
Eligible students can access up to $194 a month for groceries through CalFresh, the nutrition benefit formerly known as food stamps. A local CalFresh outreach coordinator also accepts applications at the UCR’s Farmer’s Market. A valid student ID is required.