Food Closet Donations

Healthy food should be available to every student, without fear of judgment or second-class treatment.

About

The Community Programs Office Food Closet was created in 2009. It provides free food for any UCLA student who may be experiencing hunger and/or struggling to attain food due to financial hardships. The Food Closet accepts stock and checks as donations. Funds are used for the daily operations of the facility and program. Your donation will aid with the purchasing of fresh produce, canned goods, and toiletries.

For general inquiries contact foodcloset@cpo.ucla.edu

Donate

Smaller, portable items are preferred. Any items you can donate will help! Suggested items:

Dairy

  • Kraft singles
  • Daiya cheese slices
  • Yogurt

Lentils & Grains

  • Beans – Small bag
  • Rice – Small bag
  • Pasta
  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal bars
  • Stuffing

Proteins

  • Eggs
  • Organic Eggs
  • Canned beans
  • Canned meats
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Chicken
  • Corn beef hash
  • Vienne sausages
  • Sardines
  • Spam

Fruits & Vegetables

  • Avocados
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchini
  • Onions
  • Green/Red peppers
  • Celery
  • Peaches
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Mangoes
  • Plums
  • Potatoes

Snacks

  • Crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Chips
  • Cookies
  • Snack bars
  • Fruit Cups
  • String cheese
  • Baby Bell Cheese
  • Raisins

Cans

  • Vegetables
  • Fruit (i.e. Mandarin Oranges)
  • Chiles
  • Soups
  • Tomato sauce
  • Pasta sauce

Instant Meals

  • Burritos
  • Lean Cuisine

Drinks

  • Water bottles
  • Juice boxes
  • Sodas
  • Canned beverages

Seasonings/Condiments

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • BBQ sauce
  • Hot sauce
  • Peanut Butter – Small individual pieces
  • Jelly – Small individual pieces
  • Butter – Small individual pieces

Feminine Hygiene Products

  • Tampons
  • Liners Pads
  • Pads
  • Wipes

Toiletries

  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Floss
  • Toilet Paper – Individually wrapped
  • Dish Soap
  • Soap
  • Paper towels

Miscellaneous

  • Utensils

Food Donations

Pick Ups

Contact the CPO to arrange a pick-up between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. within a 10 mile radius of UCLA.

Drop Offs

Drop off your items at the Student Activities Center, Suite 106 between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Monetary Contributions

Any checks can be sent to

UCLA Community Programs Office
Re: Food Closet
Student Activities Center
220 Westwood Plaza, Suite 105
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Checks can be made payable to

The Regents of the University of California c/o CPO Food Closet

Please Note

Donors will receive a tax receipt from the UCLA Foundation within a few weeks.