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Physical Well-Being

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Basic Needs Security

The Basic Needs Security team is available to provide bobcats with an inclusive environment to promote resources for food support, financial wellness, and professional clothing.

Where: Terrace Center (TC) 106

  • Hours:
    • Monday: 10AM to 4PM
    • Tuesday to Thursday: 9AM to 5PM
    • Friday: 10AM to 4PM



Bobcat Pantry

The Bobcat Pantry is a new addition to the UCM campus. Located in TC (Terrace Center) 131, this food pantry is available for all UCM students.

Where: Terrace Center 131 (Located next to the Residence Education office inside of the den)

Hours: Monday-Thursday 12PM to 4PM



USDA Food Distribution

The USDA Food Distribution offers monthly food assistance to all UC Merced students, faculty, and staff who have a need for additional assistance.

Where: Merced College Public Safety Complex (Parking Lot 2 Off of G St.)

Hours: Every 3rd Friday of the month from 10AM - 12PM


Merced County Food Bank

The Merced County Food Bank is a private non-profit organization that grew out of community collaboration to feed the hungry in Merced County.

Where: 2000 West Olive Avenue, Merced, CA, 95348

Hours: Monday to Friday from 8 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 5 PM



Free Apps and Websites


Fridge Food 

Find recipes for ingredients you have on hand.

Calm App

Promotes features to improve sleep and focus (free for all UC Merced students).

Sweat Deck 

Mix up your fitness routine with deck of cards containing endless combinations of simple exercises.


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