Located in Terrace Center 131, the Bobcat Pantry is a student-led free resource service created to encourage nutritious and sustainable ways of living. The Bobcat Pantry offers weekly distribution on Tuesdays from 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM. SIGN UP HERE! Students in need of a bag of groceries must fill out a form in advance and schedule a pick-up time. Bags are limited to once per week per student. Please remember to wear a mask when visiting the pantry.
For more information, see Basic Needs Security or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact the Dean of Students office for emergency wellness cards (food and supplies).
USDA Food Distribution
This is a monthly food distribution event for those in the Merced community who need additional food assistance. This event is open to the public and occurs on the 3rd Friday of every month from 10am-2pm or while supplies last at the Merced College Public Safety Complex off of G st between Yosemite Ave and Mercy Medical Center.
This is a community fridge available to the public; anyone who comes in can either take or donate produce. The People's Fridge is accessible 24/7 at 936 West 18th Street in Merced. Learn more here.
Pop-up People's Pantry
This is a free food pantry available to the public every Saturday from 1-2:30pm at 936 West 18th Street in Merced. People utilizing the pantry should only take what they need. Learn more here.