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Food Support

*The following resources are neither produced nor owned by UC Merced.  UC Merced is not responsible for their accuracy.  Please call or visit their website for the most accurate information*

People's Fridge

  • Community fridge where anyone can take free food, and anyone can leave produce donations. It is free and open to all.

Pop-Up People's Pantry

  • Free food distribution available to all community members, located at 936 W. 18th St, Merced, CA. every Saturday from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM.

USDA Food Distribution

  • USDA's food distribution programs strengthen the nutrition safety net through the distribution of USDA Foods and other nutrition assistance to children, low-income families, emergency feeding programs, Indian reservations, and the elderly.  It serves UCM and MCC students, staff, and Merced County residents in need of critical food assistance that meet the household income guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture.

No Food Left Behind

  • Initiative to ensure catered event food isn’t wasted and instead feeds our UC Merced community.