BASIC NEEDS UPDATE

COVID-19 Update

Aggie Compass and the ASUCD Food Pantry are considered essential services and will remain available remotely and in different ways. We will be monitoring the situation closely in these next few weeks and will move in alignment with public health and city decisions. This webpage will be updated frequently with new resource information.

All Basic Needs Center services are still available and provided remotely. 
If you are a student in need of housing or emergency food resources, please submit a
Basic Needs Assistance Form.

FOOD RESOURCES

ASUCD PANTRY is CLOSED until further notice due to the Governor's order to shelter-in place.  We are transitioning to weekly service. Leave your email at the left of this page to receive Basic Needs updates and info.

AGGIE COMPASS is OPEN and all services are available remotely. If you are a student lacking adequate nutritious food, homeless, at risk of losing housing, etc., please communicate with us:

​​​​​CALFRESH application support will still be offered by phone or Zoom.

  • Make an appointment with the CalFresh Team online
  • Email  calfresh.aggies@gmail.com 
  • CALFRESH COVID RELIEF UPDATES
    • As of April 28, 2020 you can use your EBT card to make purchases online. Individuals and families can purchase groceries online using their EBT card at Amazon and Walmart. 
    • No one will be cut off from CalFresh food stamp benefits at this time.
    • In April, CalFresh recipients will receive an Emergency Allotment (EA) on their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card. There will be two EA’s issued; one on April 12th and one on May 10th. The first EA will be for any household that received CalFresh in March and the second EA for any household that received CalFresh in April.
    • CalFresh clients who have recertifications or SAR-7s due before June do not need to complete them now and will not lose their benefits.
    • Stimulus payments do NOT count as income for CalFresh
    • More CalFresh updates from California Food Policy Advocates.

AGGIE MEAL SHARE PROGRAM

  • The Aggie Meal Share Program provides Dining Commons swipes for students in need of assistance. During the statewide shelter-in-place the Dining Commons is offering meals to go.
All Yolo County CALFRESH offices are currently closed to the public, therefore students are encouraged to make an appointment with the CALFRESH TEAM for a prescreen and online application support.

YOLO FOOD BANK has committed to being open during this time and offers food distribution in several locations around the City of Davis and Woodland.

Yolo Food Bank offers a free home-delivery food service. The program will continue until further notice. Please call 530-668-0690 or email info@yolofoodbank.org to participate. 

FREE COMMUNITY MEALS*

  • Davis Community Meals
    • St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Ln.
      Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 5:45 - 6:30pm 
  • Grace in Action Lunch and Fellowship
    • Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Rd.
      Mondays 12pm - 1:30pm
    • Pole Line Baptist Church, 770 Pole Line Rd. 
      Fridays, 12pm - 1:30pm
  • Faith and Food
    • Davis Community Church, 412 C St.
      Fridays, 12pm
  • Yolo Food Bank - pantry staple bags
    • C Street patio, Davis
      Saturdays, 12pm

*All organizations have switched to “to-go meals” ranging from cold sandwiches to clam shell packed microwavable meals. There are free community meals available all days of the week except for Sunday.

FRESH TEXT will send you text messages about food distributions in Davis by texting TOMATO to 888777.

ADDITIONAL FOOD SUPPORT can be found in the Davis community.
 

BASIC NEEDS SERVICES

CASE MANAGEMENT/CRISIS RESOLUTION SERVICES

  • Case management services are provided to students who are in need of support around their food, housing, mental wellness and financial needs. Please communicate with us:

OTHER BASIC NEEDS SERVICES

  • Basic Needs Programs and Services to access please submit a Basic Needs Assistance Form
    • WiFi Hotspots
    • Free Linen/Bedding Closet
    • Basic Necessities and Toiletries Pantry
    • Temporary Shelter/Short Term Housing
    • Grocery Gift Card Program
    • Emergency Swipes Program - the Dining Commons are still open
  • Laptop Loaner Program to apply, submit the IET form.
  • Free Cellphones - iFoster distributes cell phones to foster youth. Click here to apply.
  • Free Internet - Comcast and Spectrum are offering free Wi-Fi to households with students.
  • Housing Help - Together We Rise is helping foster and former foster youth who are being displaced because of dorm and school
    closures.
  • Additional Resources We've Gathered
  • Center for Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) provides free and confidential support services to students affected by intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual assault, or sexual harassment. CARE staff are available to meet via video conferencing, speak over the phone, 530-752-3299 or communicate through email, ucdcare@ucdavis.edu.

FAMILY/PARENT RESOURCES

  • Sign up for the Student Parent Listserv to get updates about resources for parents and families.
    • Student Parent Closet distribution of pre-packaged bags of diapers, hygiene products, and K-12 educational supplies will be announced weekly through the listserv.
    • If you have any questions email Danielle Martinez at dlmartinez@ucdavis.edu or Cecily Nelson-Alford at cnelsona@ucdavis.edu
  • Campus, community, and online resources for parents and kids, can be found here

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

MENTAL WELLNESS

In Crisis?

  • Text ‘RELATE’ to 741741 for free, immediate and confidential crisis support by text message.
  • If you are on campus and are having a mental health crisis, visit us at 219 North Hall from 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Mental Health Crisis Consultations Services are currently not available at the Student Health & Wellness Center)

COVID-19 GUIDANCE