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2017 Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
The Blum Center will be recognizing Hunger and Homelessness Week with a series of events to raise awareness in our campus community. 
Sprouts Program
The Blum Center is a proud sponsor of the Sprouts Program, a student led food literacy and sustainability program. 
Food Security Symposium
Join keynote speaker Dr. Lisa Soederberg Miller and our 2017 seed grant winners for the Blum Center Food Security Symposium. 
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.

Join the Blum Center for the Inaugural Food Security Symposium, featuring Dr. Lisa Soederberg Miller, Professor of Human Development, with the Department...
One of the goals of UC Merced's H.E.R.O.E.S is to help students enroll for CalFresh with one-on-one appointments. CalFresh is a program that can add...

Featured News

A man in a blue button-down shirt stands on a balcony in front of a concrete wall.
November 9, 2017
Public health graduate student Emanuel Alcala is UC Merced's first Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar.
Student behind a produce stand
November 7, 2017

Hunger is a critical issue facing most of the nation and the world, but it’s even closer to home than some might think. At UC Merced, it's an issue that many students face, and one that researchers...

October 17, 2017
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Blum Center Partners


University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources


UC Merced Food Pantry