Financial Contributions towards the Basic Needs Program

Give now to support various initiatives within the Basic Needs Program including Hot Meals, Emergency Housing, Emergency Grants and more. 

A fund within the CSUCI Foundation has been established under the Ekho Your Heart Program to assist CSUCI students, staff, and faculty who are experiencing a temporary financial hardship due to a crisis or disaster. The fund is intended to provide financial support for basic needs for those with the greatest need.

Donate to the Dolphin Pantry:

The Dolphin Pantry welcomes donations during our normal operating hours or by appointment at  If you would like to donate food or hygiene items and would like ideas on what to donate, please visit our Wish List

  1. Non-perishable food items:                                                 
    Gluten-free items, pancake mix & syrup, honey, box/canned milk (almond, soy, coconut milk), water flavoring mixes, coffee/ tea, juices, snacks: crackers, pretzels, fruit cups/applesauce, dried fruits, granola bars, nuts, cooking oils, spices/seasonings, flour, and baking mix.

  2. Perishable food items:
    Bread, tortillas, milk, fresh fruits in season (apples, oranges, bananas, avocados, tomatoes, etc.), fresh vegetables in season (carrots, lettuce, peppers, cucumbers, etc.) yogurt, cheese, eggs, butter, meats, chicken, turkey, beef, tuna, lunch meat, and frozen microwavable meals.

  3. Hygiene Supplies:
    Deodorant, mouth wash, toilet paper, tissue, disposable razors, toothbrush/ toothpaste, shampoo/ conditioner, soap, sunscreen, chap stick, and lotion.

  4. Household Products:
    Cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, dish soap, diapers, and sponges.

Donate to Ekho's Clothing Exchange

Ekho’s Clothing Exchange was closed permanently in Summer 2022 and transitioned to a gift card program to allow maximum flexibility and choice to our students. To donate funds or gift cards to this program please contact Basic Needs at


*Update: Please contact the Basic Needs Program at for more information.  

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