BENEFITING: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY FOUNDATION
EVENT: Berkeley Half Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: Nov 20, 2016
The UC Berkeley Food Pantry is a direct response to the need among the student population for more resources to fight food insecurity—the lack of nutritious food. With rising fees, textbook costs, and living expenses, it has become increasingly difficult for students to juggle the costs of living with the costs of obtaining a university degree, and thus many students are finding themselves choosing between essentials such as food and the costs of college. The UC Berkeley Food Pantry was established to provide emergency relief to help students continue on to successfully complete and obtain their degrees from the University of California. It is a part of the campuswide food security efforts.