The UCLA community is actively engaged in efforts to inform and support students about issues concerning basic needs, including food security, access, and financial wellness. We have included information below regarding resources and organizations that are available to assist UCLA students.


UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) mission to lead and advance strategies for enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion, protecting civil rights and upholding dignity for all at UCLA includes supporting our disability community. EDI’s Supporting Our Disability Community Toolkit offers a guide to campus services, resources, clubs and committees, academic programs, accessibility, ableism, disability justice, disability rights, and more, to help educate and inform the campus community about how to cultivate an inclusive, equitable, and anti-ableist culture at UCLA.


The Emergency Meal Program, developed by the Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) in partnership with Swipe Out Hunger UCLA, was created to assist enrolled UCLA students experiencing extreme food insecurity. The emergency meal program is intended for students who do not have access to regular and nutritional meals. The emergency meal program should not be used as an alternative option to other available resources. Students eligible for financial aid should complete the FAFSA or Dream Application to assess their financial aid eligibility. Students with a meal plan are not eligible for the meal voucher program. Visit the Economic Crisis Response Team website to access the online form.


The UCLA Basic Needs Committee is a working group comprised of alumni, staff, faculty, and students who are dedicated to addressing food and basic needs insecurity in the UCLA community. Information regarding their efforts, as well as a list of on and off campus resources, can be found on their website—this includes a comprehensive resource list for students who are experiencing food insecurity.


The UCLA Financial Wellness  program strives to connect students and staff to low-cost and affordable financial resources. Students and staff have access to on and off campus resources, including housing assistance. For more information, including a resource guide document, please visit their website.


In addition, there are a number of community, non-profit, and student organizations that address food justice, sustainability, nutrition, and accessibility at UCLA and in the surrounding community. We encourage that students explore resources and support what organizations have to offer—some organizations include: