COVID-19 Update: R'Pantry will remain open by APPOINTMENT ONLY​​, appointments limited to 1 visit per week. rpantry.youcanbook.me

Student Affairs departments are open for full or partial in-person services this fall. Please check the Student Affairs homepage for hours, service offerings, and contact methods. For the latest campus reopening plans, safety guidelines, and requirements, visit Campus Return.

Grocery Support

Short-Term Grocery Support is intended for UCR undergraduate and graduate students who are experiencing food insecurity and need additional financial support to purchase groceries.

When to Seek Short-Term Grocery Support

If you are having difficulty affording food, having to reduce portions, or skipping meals to make food last.

How to Seek Short-Term Grocery Support

Spring 2022 Grocery Support appointments are open weekly and are on a first come, first serve basis throughout the quarter.

All grocery support request must be picked up during selected appointment day & time.  Failure to pick-up requested support during selected time will forfeit grocery support request for that week. 

  • If you are in urgent need past the appointment deadline please email basicneeds@ucr.edu for details.
  • In-Person pick up grocery support ($50 value): Stater Brothers grocery card, Dining Dollars or Meal Swipes by scheduling an appointment.
  • Pick up a $50 Stater Brothers grocery card from our on-campus lockboxes by filling out this form.

Grocery Support Eligibility

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled at UC Riverside. A student can re-apply for a grocery support card once, every two weeks.

Check out these additional on- and off-campus resources.

On-Campus Food Resources
  • Cooking Well
    Student Recreation Center (SRC)

    Come by the SRC's classroom kitchen for weekly healthy cooking classes to learn how to prepare your own meals and try some good eats.

    Cooking Well >

  • Fruit on Campus
    Pentland Hills, Aberdeen, CHASS and HUB plaza

    Students are welcome to pick fruit from any of the trees on the main campus and treat themselves to pomegranates, oranges and kumquats.

  • Convenience Stores
    On-Campus Convenience Stores

    Find groceries, grab-n-go food items and basic household supplies here. The store is open daily, though hours may change quarterly. Check the website for current hours.

    SHOP at Glen Mor >

    CalFresh/EBT can be used on campus at the following locations: HUB Scotty’s Market and Glen Mor Market.

  • R'Garden
    R'Garden

    The 3-acre space includes a community garden, row crops, a Valencia orchard and a greenhouse area where members of the UCR community can grow fresh produce. Some of the fruits and vegetables grown are given to R'Pantry. Students are welcome to pick fruits and vegetables for free, and are invited to help harvest or plant new crops.

    • Located next to Lot 30
    • Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–sunset; Saturday, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m.–sunset

    rgarden.ucr.edu >

  • UCR Food Recovery

    Join our messaging system to receive messages of free food around campus. To be an administrator please email rpantry@ucr.edu.

PLACER - Food Bank Volunteers
Off-Campus Food Resources