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UCLA Financial Wellness Program

UCLA CPO Basic Needs

Description: Students can find a plethora of resources dedicated to helping them with security on basic needs. These resources are provided both on-campus and off-campus for students all across UCLA. Resources include transportation, food security, financial wellness, education on cooking, and technological resources such as laptops.

Basic Needs Comprehensive Resource Document

CPO Food Closet

Location: Student Activities Center 111

Phone Assistance: (310) 825-5969

Description: For UCLA students who may be experiencing hunger and/or struggling to attain food due to financial hardships. The Food Closet accepts stock and checks as donations. Fresh produce, canned goods, and toiletries.




Description: Student-run organization dedicated to having students live a better physical lifestyle by offering informational seminars and resources. The goal is to promote personal growth and wellness for an individual while incorporating healthy habits into their lives.


UCLA CPO Bruin Bites

Description: Bruin Dine is a student organization that recovers leftover food from UCLA Dining Halls and redistributes it to students.


Cafe 580

Location: St. Alban's Episcopal Church on Westholme Ave / Hilgard Ave.

Phone Assistance: (310) 208-6516 OR (310)-909-447

Description: Free food, hot meals, and kitchen and internet access available for financially struggling students. Please call for details.


ECRT Emergency Meal Program

The Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) provides support and guidance to students who have self-identified, or are identified by UCLA faculty or staff, as experiencing a financial crisis that impacts their academic success at UCLA. They aim to efficiently, compassionately and discreetly:

  1. Provide a seamless and individualized response to UCLA students in extraordinary financial crisis.
  2. Develop proposals for actions to examine (and revise, when appropriate) university policies and office protocols in order to improve students' ability to manage their financial situations and avoid economic crisis.

For information on ECRT resources such as the emergency meal program, emergency housing and other financial crisis support or to contact the Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) directly, visit their website.


UCLA CalFresh

Description: If a student is in need of financial help for food and meet eligibility requirements, they can apply online and get monthly assistance for groceries. The applications are reviewed based on who you regularly cook and prepare foods with.

Email: (General Applications)

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