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Clash of the Cans

UCI Food Drive - Donate through December 21

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Clash of the Cans

Help fight hunger this holiday season by donating non-perishable goods during UCI's seventh annual Clash of the Cans food drive. All goods collected through December 21 will benefit the UCI Food Pantry which offers resources to Anteaters who experience food insecurity and the Orange County Food Bank, which helps feed an estimated 450,000 Orange County residents.

According to the Orange County Food Bank, over 15 million pounds of food is distributed annually and the need is even greater this year. In addition to the 23,000 people that the Food Bank serves directly each month, it provides food and personal care items to over 300 non-profit service organizations, such as social service agencies, churches, shelters, soup kitchens and senior centers. These organizations serve the homeless, disabled persons, seniors on fixed incomes, the unemployed and the working poor.

Please click here for a map of drop locations.

UC Irvine Clash of the Cans Partners
UCI Libraries
SOAR Center
SOAR Food Pantry

How to Participate:

  • Collect your non-perishable goods

    Most needed items:

    • Easy Open Food - Pop Tops (canned meats, tuna, Spam, Vienna sausage, ravioli, chili)
    • Canned meants, fruits and vegetables
    • Dry Foods (beans, rice, pasta, macaroni & cheese, cup-o-soup, cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix)
    • Personal care items (laundry soap, lotion, shampoo, deodorant)
    • Child care items (diapers, formula, baby food)
    • Snacks (energy bars, granola bars, fruit leathers)
    • Drinks (juice, bottled water, coffee, tea)

  • Drop off food at food collection bin

    At UCI:
    • All parking kiosks
    • The Transportation office
    • Zot 'n' Go
    • Pippins Commons
    • Mesa Commons
    • Langson Library
    • Ayala Science Library
    • Anteater Recreation Center

    At the UCI Medical Center:
    • UCIMC Main Parking Office

  • Virtual Food Drive

    If you would prefer to give a monetary donation to the Orange County Food Bank, please click here. All donations made on this secure webpage are tax-deductible and can be completed in minutes using any major credit card.

  • Donate to waive UCI Libraries fines

    Additionally, if you donate three non-perishable goods at the Langson Library or Ayala Science Library checkout desks to receive up to $9 in waived library fees. For the hours of each checkout desk, visit If you have questions about this UCI Libraries offer, please visit the help desks at either location.

Do you want to do more?

In addition to participating in this food drive, there are many other ways to get involved. The Community Action Partnership of Orange County and the Orange County Food Bank are always willing to receive donations of goods, time, and money. Volunteers to work their various programs are also welcome. Let's show our Anteater pride and let them know how we can help!

For more information contact us at

Thank you for participating!

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