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Peer Advisors on Food Security

Who are We?

The Peer Advisors on Food Security are UCSB students who are aware of the broad variety of basic needs resources that UCSB and the local community have to offer including those focused on food, financial, and housing security.  If you aren't sure what resources are available and/or what resources might be helpful for you, the peer advisors can help point you in the right direction. 

If you have any questions, please contact our peer advisors at: fspeers.ucsb@gmail.com.  If you have a general question about the program management or feedback on our peer advisors, please send those to Sonia Martinez: soniamartinez@umail.ucsb.edu

What Types of Resources Can They Help Students With?

There are countless programs across campus to help students who are struggling with food insecurity, housing concerns, and financial issues.  Our peer advisors will help their fellow students identify resources that match their current needs and uncover resources that are not well known.  These could include:

  • Places and programs to help students access free or discounted food
  • Emergency grants and support services 
  • Financial literacy workshops and advising
  • Educational programs that focus on how to cook on a budget
  • Affordable housing opportunities 
  • and More! 

Hours and Locations



  • 5 pm - 8m at the RCSGD


  • 5 pm - 8m at the RCSGD