UC Berkeley resources, student organizations address student food insecurity

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According to the Basic Needs Center’s live data dashboard, more than 19,000 students have requested assistance from the center during the 2020-21 year. The Basic Needs Center provides resources such as the Food Panry, Bear Pantry and Food Assistance Program, as well as CalFresh application assistance.

With about a quarter of UC Berkeley students seeking basic needs assistance, campus and student organizations have worked to address student food insecurity, among other concerns.
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