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10th Annual Clash of the Cans

UCI Food Drive - Donate through December 20


Since the start of UCI's Clash of the Cans food drive in 2009, an estimated 12,000 meals have been provided to OC families and UCI students. From November 1 through December 20, you may continue to make a difference in our community by donating non-perishable goods at drop-off locations placed throughout the campus. These donations will benefit UCI's FRESH Basic Needs Hub, a student-initiated effort committed to making UCI a basic needs-secure campus.

Clash of the Cans is also proud to support UCI Hunger Homelessness Awareness Week, in which Anteaters may participate in food preparations, donate goods, and partake in various UCI-hosted events.

Collect Perishable
Most needed items:
  • Food
  • Bagged rice or ready-to-eat rice
  • Canned fruit in water or juice
  • Whole grain dry goods (cereal, pasta, etc)
  • Low sodium canned or boxed soup
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned meats
  • Healthy snacks (raw nuts, dried fruit, canned beans, canned vegetables, nut butters)
  • Toiletries
Drop Off Bins
Locations At UCI:
  • All parking kiosks
  • The Transportation Office
  • FRESH Basic Needs Hub
  • Information Center in Student Center
  • Langson Library
  • Science Library
  • Anteater Recreation Center
  • Donald Bren Hall
  • Irvine Hall
  • University Hills Community Center
  • Accounting & Fiscal Services (120 Theory)
At the UCI Medical Center:
  • UCIMC Main Parking Office
  • Manchester Pavilion
  • UCIMC Parking Office
  • Grunigen Medical Library
  • Tony & Daisy Fan Dining Hall
The Library 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.

Food Bank Donations to Bank

During the month of November, you can help UCI's FRESH Basic Needs Hub reach their goal to raise $20,000. Your monetary contribution will allow FRESH to stock the food pantry with essential supplies most needed for our student community.

Do you want to do it

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

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