About Us 

Basic Needs circle logo- programs

Every day, Highlanders just like you (both undergraduate and graduate students) take advantage of the available resources that are provided by the Basic Needs Department like the R’Pantry — for food, hygiene products, and childcare items. In addition, we offer currently enrolled students emergency housing assistance, application assistance for CalFresh, and emergency grant support through our Economic Crisis Response Team. We look forward to connecting with you soon.




 At the UCR Basic Needs Department, our mission is to cultivate a campus environment where every student's essential needs are met, enabling them to thrive academically, personally, and socially. Through collaboration, advocacy, and support, we aim to  alleviate food and housing insecurity, enhance knowledge and access to resources promoting dignified, holistic well-being for all members of the UCR community



Our vision is a future where every UCR student enjoys equitable access to fundamental needs such as nutritious food, secure housing, and essential resources, enabling them to fully engage in their education and personal aspirations. Through our unwavering   commitment to proactive solutions, compassionate support, and continuous learning, we aim to create a campus community where every individual's potential is realized, and every voice is amplified. Together, we aspire to cultivate an environment where basic needs are met, potential is unlocked, and shared success becomes a reality.