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Sprouts Program
The Blum Center is a proud sponsor of the Sprouts Program, a student led food literacy and sustainability program. 
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Seed Grant Winners
Meet the winners of our 2017 seed grants for research in food security. 
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Welcome to the Blum Center
Part of the UC Blum Federation, the Blum Center at UC Merced promotes food security and access to healthy food at UC Merced and in vulnerable populations across the region. 



The Blum Center at UC Merced is focused on promoting access to healthy food on campus as well as in vulnerable populations across the region.

Classes resume the week of August 21st. 
Campus offices will be closed. 
June 23, 2017
Nearly 70 percent of Americans use some form of social media, according to a Pew Research Center survey. There is little doubt it affects our daily lives...
May 25, 2017
UC Merced is taking steps to fight hunger and tackle food waste on campus and across Merced County. The campus has launched CropMobster Merced...
May 3, 2017
  UC Merced is relaunching its branch of the Blum Center for Developing Economies with a focus on food security for the first two years...
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Blum Center Partners


University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources


UC Merced Food Pantry