Redwood Free Market


The Redwood Free Market, formerly known as the Slug Support Food Pantry, supports the success of all students. We believe that access to food is a human right and are dedicated to destigmatizing food insecurity. Through a holistic approach, we prioritize the needs of students above all else. We are a safe haven that promotes liberation and well-being for all students. We are a choice-based no-limits pantry, so take what you need! 

Location & Hours

  • Location: Rachel Carson College Cafe (College Eight Cafe)
  • Hours: Mondays 2-5PM, Tuesdays to Thursdays 9AM-1PM and 2-5PM, Fridays 9AM-12PM, Wednesdays 2-5PM (Graduate Students Only)

What We Offer

  • Produce, dry goods, and CalFresh application assistance
  • How does it work?
    • Bring your own bag and arrive during the hours shown above
    • Scan the QR Code located at the entrance to sign in
      • Fill out our intake form which is standard across most distribution sites.
    • Shop for your items
    • Bag your items outside and leave your basket for us to sanitize
  • Diaper Assistance Program (DAP)
    • Emergency diaper relief program for UCSC parenting students with children currently in diapers
  • Weekly Meal Kits
    • Kits include recipes and all ingredients necessary to make a fresh and easy meal!
    • Winter quarter updates will be posted soon

Connect With Us

For updates, follow us on Instagram. If you are in need of food assistance, please email