Food Revolutionaries and Environmentally Sustainable Highlanders

Team FRESH involves and empowers UCR students to provide basic needs resources, education, and referrals to the UC Riverside community.  All peers work with an understanding that food security is one part of the basic needs umbrella which also includes housing, transportation, safety, and well-being (  The program balances direct services, through R'Pantry distributions, with awareness campaigns, educational programs, promotion of sustainable resources such as CalFresh, and social events to support student success on campus.   

2019-2020 Team:

Student Staff: Karen Lemus, Angelica Gonzalez, Yvonne Van, Jessica Ortiz, Kaelyn Ramirez, Husna Mohiuddin, Andrea Tovar

Advisor: Dani Lopez, R’ Pantry Coordinator, The Well

2018-2019 Team FRESH Campus Wide Efforts

Registrations for Food Security 5K
Enrolled in the Food Recovery Notification System
Visits to R’Pantry serving 3,798 unique students

Join Team FRESH

Become a leader for basic needs at UC Riverside. We ask each volunteer commits to a minimum of 3 shifts per quarter. 

If you are interested in a paid position, we highly recommend getting involved early on as a volunteer. Recruitment for Team FRESH positions occurs late Winter Quarter-early Spring Quarter each year.  

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