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Physical Well-Being

Our Team!

Goal #1

Reduce the proportion of students who report that their academic performance was adversely affected by sleep difficulties.

Goal #2

Increase the proportion of students who report eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day.




Basic Needs Security

The Basic Needs Security team is available to provide bobcats with all the necessary resources such as food, housing, and wellness security of our bobcat community.

Where: Remote

Hours: Mondays - Fridays: 9 AM to 4 PM


Phone: 209-631-3871


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 (Fall 2020 - Drive-Thru Food Distribution in Bellevue Lot)

Hours: Due to COVID-19, the most up-to-date information can be found here


Phone: 209-631-3871


Community Food Distribution

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

Where: Merced Community College (Parking Lot 2) - Off of G St 

Hours: Every 3rd Friday of the month from 10 AM - 2 PM


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

Phone: (209)-726-3663



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Fridge Food 

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Fork Over Knives

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