Earth and Planetary Science
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Support Cal Nourish To Help Cal Students In Need This Holiday Season

Monday, December 11, 2017

Cal Nourish - Give a gift of food to Berkeley Students in need!

Cal Nourish is a way for staff to come together to help Berkeley students who struggle to make ends meet during the winter curtailment. According to the UC Undergraduate Experience Survey, 1 in every 5 UC Berkeley students self-report having to “skip meals in order to save money.” Finding money for food over the holidays can be an especially tough challenge for an estimated 800 of these students. This year we are focusing on helping those undocumented students who don’t have access to official food programs such as CalFresh.

"As a student parent, my daughter and I can't thank you enough for giving us the ability to buy the necessities to eat for a week. Thank you Cal community."
4th year Transfer Student and Student Parent

How can I help?
Individual staff, or departments, are invited to donate via the university’s official giving portal -

"...I don’t have food security on a daily basis, and I often have to skip meals. Having the right nutrients that don’t contain so much processed chemicals is also essential for me to maintain better health."
Cognitive Science, 2nd year student

How will students get my gift?
With the input and support of campus partners, the Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3) will allocate and distribute the funds raised on a first-come, first-served basis to those undocumented students most in need.

"This really made an impact because it allowed me to budget money on materials and rent. Usually, I hold back from purchasing food because I wouldn’t be able to pay these expenses. It relieved some stress from skipping meals."
Political Science, 2nd year student

Any questions about Cal Nourish can be emailed to