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Clash of the Cans

UCI Food Drive - Donate through December 22


Did you know that 45% of students at UCI suffer from food insecurity? Help combat hunger at UCI by donating non-perishable goods during UCI's eighth annual Clash of the Cans food drive. All goods collected through December 22 will benefit UCI's FRESH Basic Needs Hub, a student-initiated project that ensures UCI students' basic needs are met by providing resources, services, and support to help the campus thrive.

We are also proud to support National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week on November 13 through 17, in which Anteaters may participate in food preparations, donate goods, and partake in various UCI hosted events.

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 meats, 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)
  • Snacks (energy bars, granola bars, fruit leathers)
  • Drinks (juice, bottled water, coffee, tea)

Drop Off Food at Food Collection Bin

  • All parking kiosks
  • The transportation office
  • Langson Library
  • Science Library
  • Anteater Recreation Center
  • Irvine Hall
At the UCI Medical Center:
  • UCIMC Main Parking Office

Virtual Food Drive

If you would prefer to give a monetary donation to the UCI FRESH Basic Needs Hub, please click on the button below. All donations made on this webpage are tax-deductible and can be completed in minutes using any major credit card.

Donate to Waive UCI Library Fines

Donate three non-perishable goods at the Langson Library or Science Library checkout desks to receive up to $9 in waived library fees. For the hours of each checkout desk, visit the UCI Libraries website. 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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