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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. 
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.

UC Merced's Blum Center will be hosting events throughout the week of November 11th - November 19th for Homelessness Awareness week, so look out for...
The UC Merced Pantry will hold their monthly food distribution at the Merced College Tri-College Center from 10am to 2pm. Be prepared with your...
UC Merced Blum Center will be hosting an event for World Hunger Day, so look out for more information as we get closer!  
The annual Social Justice Retreat is held each fall semester and is open to all undergraduate students who are interested in learning about, as well as...

Featured News

September 14, 2017

A full-length documentary highlighting the relationship between water, food security and, ultimately, global security, features UC Merced researchers and is scheduled to premiere Sept. 14 in downtown...

Ten students in entering SJV PRIME class pose in front of a conference room at the University of California, Merced.
August 9, 2017

Established in 2011, the San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education (SJV PRIME) pools resources from UC Merced, the UC Davis School of Medicine, and UCSF Fresno to recruit and train future...

Students and teachers are seated on the floor and bleachers in a high school gymnasium while attending a pep rally in Merced.
August 8, 2017

Does diversity have a positive effect on economic outcomes? According to a new study co-authored by UC Merced economics Professor Justin Cook, the answer is yes, even when the diversity is...

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University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources


UC Merced Food Pantry