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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.

Campus offices will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday. 
UC Merced students,  assistance is available from H.E.R.O.E.S to walk you through the CalFresh (food stamp) enrollment process. Sign up for...
Students will begin moving into the student dorms August 19th, and will end on August 20th.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Housing...
In a partnership with the USDA, The United Way, and the Merced Food Bank, UC Merced is offering a monthly food assistance program to all UC Merced...
July 24, 2017
The UC Merced Global Food Initiative is hiring a Food Security Community Relations student intern to work with the Blum Center on addressing food security...
June 28, 2017
Young undocumented Latinos who gain legal status, even on a temporary basis, experience significant positive effects on their psychological well-being,...
June 27, 2017
According to UK based Chatham House, world food supplies are increasingly vulnerable to disasters and climate change, with trade reliant on only 14 global...
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Blum Center Partners


University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources


UC Merced Food Pantry