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.

Grocery Support Eligibility

  • Students must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate at UC Riverside.
  • Students must use their UCR email and input their SID correctly when booking. 
  • Student has not received a grocery support card in the last 30 days. 

Grocery Support Map

*Coming Soon*

How to Seek Short-Term Grocery Support

Students are eligible to choose a Stater Bros card for in person pick up OR an electronic Target card every 30 days.

Any issues with docusign you must notify us via email within the designated time frame (shared with you in the docusign itself) at, subject line "Grocery Support Assistance".

$50 Target card here.


$50 Stater Brothers card here


Frequently Asked Questions:

What time do appointments open up?

  • Every Sunday morning. Typically, between 11am-12pm.

How often can I book an appointment for a card?

  • Once every 30 days. For example: If you booked an appointment on 9/26/22, you are not eligible to book again until 10/26/22.

For in person cards, can I pick up on a different day than the day I booked for? 

  • No. We are flexible on the time picked up when designated staff is available, but it must be the same day you signed up for. 

What happens if I don't complete the docusign before the deadline or if I don't make it to pick up my card on my booked day? 

  • Your card will be voided and no longer available for pick up. Please check your email frequently and read the docusign thoroughly.

What if I need more grocery support? 

  • We encourage you to check out our R Pantry page to book an appointment or to get information on our upcoming walk-in days. 

What happens if I book both cards/multiple appointments?

  • Only one stater bros appointment will be accepted, and you will be notified that signing up for multiple is not allowed. 

Can I pick up my friends' card? 

  • No, this will no longer be allowed. 

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

    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 >

  • UCR Food Recovery

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

PLACER - Food Bank Volunteers
Off-Campus Food Resources