You can donate to the UC Berkeley Food Pantry in a variety of ways, including donating cash and food.

1. Donate money online here

Give to Cal generates a receipt with information for tax credits. In addition, there is no transaction fee, so all proceeds go directly to the food pantry.

2. Write a check.

If you’d like to write a donation in the form of a check, please write the check to “UC Berkeley Foundation” with “Food Pantry” in the memo. Then, mail the check to University of California, Berkeley Donor and Gift Services 1995 University Avenue, Suite 400 Berkeley, CA 94704-1070. You may also include a Pledge Card with the check.

3. Donate foods from our inventory list.

We work with a dietitian to come up with a healthy set of foods for our students. Therefore, it is vital that all food donations fit the standards listed below in our donation guidelines. If you have foods that aren’t on the list but you think are healthy, please email us at

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