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Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center

Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center

Everyone deserves to have their basic needs met to thrive at UC Davis. The Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center helps by providing access to nutritious food, assistance applying for CalFresh and other social services, access to economic crisis resources, case management, and immediate shelter and support for unhoused students. Next door, the ASUCD Pantry provides fresh produce, food items, and necessities such as toiletries.

Ongoing basic needs justice for all UC Davis students no matter who they are or where they come from.

Provide equitable programming and access to resources today, advocate for policy, systems and environmental change tomorrow.



  • AggieEats

    • The AggieEats food truck is a new Aggie Compass program designed to increase student access to delicious, nutritious, healthy food and other basic needs resources. Stop by the food truck Monday - Friday, starting at 11:00 am and pay what you want for a free or low-cost meal! Visit our AggieEats webpage for the food truck time and location schedule. 
  • AggieFresh

    • AggieFresh is a CalFresh equivalent program that provides up to $291 a month for groceries and restaurant meals to eligible students who cannot meet the CalFresh citizenship and/or student exemption requirement. 
      Please review the eligibility requirements before applying.Fruit & Veggie Up!
  • ASUCD Pantry 

    • Spring 2024 Hours: Monday - Friday: 10:30AM - 4:00PM
  • CalFresh Application Assistance

    • CalFresh awards eligible students up to $291 per month for groceries! Check if you are eligible and apply with us today!

      Fill out our CalFresh Intake Form to see if you qualify and to get assistance with the application process

      To see eligibility requirements, FAQs, and application status, check CalFresh.

  • Fruit & Veggie Up! 

    • provides FREE produce for UC Davis students. Stop by and pick up seasonal, fresh, organic produce!

      Dates & Times: Wednesday 11:30am-1:30pm; Friday 11:00am to 1:00pm

      Cost: FREE

      Location: Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center in the east wing of the MU

      Bring your own bag, we don't have any!CalFresh 

  • Satellite Pantries

    • Open during office center hours: 

      AB540 and Undocumented Student Center - Student Community Center

      Graduate Student Association Pantry - Walker Hall

      CADSS - Center for African Diaspora and Student Success - Silo South, 2nd floor

      African American Studies - Hart Hall 2nd floor, Community Lounge

      SRRC - Student Recruitment & Retention Center - Student Community Center

      Native Nest - Native American Academic Student Success Center - University House

      The Green at West Village - Community Center, 2228 Tilia St.

      CCLASS - Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success - Memorial Union, 2nd floor 

      LGBTQIA+ Student Center - Student Community Center