R'Pantry provides emergency non-perishable food, personal hygiene, household care, and childcare items to both undergraduate and graduate students experiencing food insecurity. We also connect Highlanders to on- and off-campus food resources and provide programs and workshops that improve health and wellness.

When to Seek Help from R’Pantry

  • If you are in immediate and urgent need of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or basic care items to help care for yourself and/or your child.

How to Request/Get Services from R’Pantry

  1. Check Basic Needs’ Instagram for most up to date program details.
  2. One Appointment is allowed per student, per week. If multiple appointments are made by the same individual, all appointments belonging to the individual will be canceled for the week. 
  3. Make an appointment here
  4. Appointments are released 72 hours prior to appointment time. New appointments are released every 15 minutes on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00AM-12:00PM, 1:00PM-4:00pm. 
  5. Students are allowed only one visit to the R'Pantry, per week. Booked appointments as well as walk-in visits both count towards the once a week visit maximum.

*If R'Pantry appointments are missed on the day of appointments, appointments are non transferable to another day. It will act as a cancelation. Students are encouraged to make appointments based on their availability. Appointment pick ups should be during operational hours for each day and will be invalid after operational hours.* 

R' Pantry Closure 

April 18, 2024 | All R' Pantry Services CLOSED | 11AM-1:30PM | Basic Needs All- Staff Meeting


Spring Quarter Week 2 (4/8-4/12/24) Schedule

Monday 4/8, Tuesday 4/9,  Thursday 4/11 and Friday 4/12

Walk-Ins Only at Main Pantry at HUB 346


** Satellite Opens up 4/15 & Pop-Up Pantry resumes 4/24**


Spring Quarter Week 3-10 Appointment Hours 

Mondays: 10:30AM - 2:00PM & 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Tuesdays: 10:30AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM - 4:00PM

*Appointments are subject to change, please follow us on Instagram @ucrbasicneeds for updates*


Spring Quarter Walk-In Hours 

Thursday & Fridays

10:30AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM

**expect some closure when we have monthly staff meeting**


Pop Up Pantry Spring Hours

April 24, 2024 | 12PM-2PM | Belltower | 1st Pop-Up of the Quarter

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2024 | 12PM-2PM |TBA | Location:TBA

*locations vary; follow us on Instagram @ucrbasicneeds*


Satellite Pantry, located in the Student Health Center Room 1303

Monday & Wednesday | CLOSED

Tuesday | 1PM-3PM

Thursday & Friday | 11:30AM-3:30PM

No Appointment required! Walk-ins welcomed!

** New Layout** |  Small ready-to-eat snacks/meals available

Does NOT counts towards your one R’Pantry visit per week


R' Pantry Closure 

April 18, 2024 | All R' Pantry Services CLOSED | 11AM-1:30PM | Basic Needs All- Staff Meeting

May 27, 2024 | All R' Pantry Services CLOSED | CAMPUS CLOSURE

June 19, 2024 | All R' Pantry Services CLOSED | CAMPUS CLOSURE





                                     Lutheran Social Services: (951) 689-7847                                              

                         Call for assistance with food, hygiene, clothing, & rental assistance              

Mt. Rubidoux Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Located: 5320 Victoria Ave, Riverside

Second Tuesday of the month from 9:00AM-12:00PM. Monthly food boxes available with valid ID

                Our Lady of Perpetual Help Food Pantry                       

 Located: 5250 Central Ave, Riverside 

Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays 10:00AM-12:00PM   

                                                       Riverside Salvation Army:                                                             

Located: 3695 1st Street, Riverside

Mondays/Wednesday/Friday 9:00AM-12:00PM  

                                                                 Downtown Riverside Farmers Market:                                                           

Located: Main St. between 5th & 6th

Saturdays 8:00AM-1:00PM 

County of Riverside Farmers Market:

Located: 10th & Lemon St.

Wednesdays 8:30AM-1:30PM

                            Tyler Mall Riverside Farmers Market:                             

Located: Tyler Mall Parking Lot

Sundays 8:00AM-1:00PM  


UCR Students volunteer at local food drive