Welcome to Student Basic Needs!
Our vision is to ensure student well-being through food, housing, and economic justice. Through this website, you will find resources and services on- and off-campus that you may utilize. Staff, faculty, and students can learn about on-going research and programs that impact students across California, and be up-to-date on new initiatives and events around campus addressing how USC is striving for a basic needs secure community.
Explore a variety of food resources including the Trojan Food Pantry, Swipe Out Hunger program, and CalFresh.Learn more
Find housing resources in the Los Angeles area.Learn more
Find financial resources and learn more about the Student Basic Needs Emergency Relief Grant.Learn more
While we might not be on campus right now, we continue to support students during these times of uncertainty.Learn more
If you need resources to successfully participate in your classes, such as a laptop or internet hotspot, you may be eligible for the University’s equipment rental program.Learn more
An Important Step Towards Eliminating Hunger
The Trojan Food Pantry is an important step towards eliminating hunger among students. It serves as one of the most direct ways in which someone can give back to the USC community. It introduces you to some of the kindest and hardest working Trojans on campus- both as volunteers and recipients of those services.
Gabriel SavageTrojan Food Pantry Volunteer, 2019
Provides Necessary Resources
I think that the food pantry provides the resources necessary to get closer to an even playing field for all students.
AnonymousTrojan Food Pantry Volunteer, 2019
You Never Know What a Person Might Be Dealing With
You can’t tell just by looking at someone if they use TFP or not. Volunteering here has already made me kinder because I understand better now that you never know what a person might be dealing with.