FRESH Basic Needs Hub

About FRESH Basic Needs Hub

The University of California, Irvine FRESH Basic Needs Hub is a student-initiated effort that promotes equitable access to basic needs through student empowerment, community collaboration, and institutional integration. Our aim is to shift cultural consciousness towards understanding the fulfillment of basic needs, which include food and housing security, a guaranteed right for every person. We are committed to making UCI a basic needs-secure campus.


Student assistant

August 2020 Irvine, CA
“Everything! My coworkers are amazing and wholesome and the work we do gives me a purpose. ”

Operation Team Member

September 2018 Irvine, CA
“I love the mission and vision behind the center and all the passionate staff members that I worked alongside this summer. The summer was definitely hot but seeing students come in the center and leave with some aspect of their basic needs met is truly rewarding and gratifying. I liked that most of the staff members were students because it helped us relate to the students better and also enhance the space environment.”
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