The CSUMB Basic Needs Initiative is a proud recipient of a grant from AT&T, for the recently established Otter Groceries. This program equips students in need with electronic grocery gift cards. Students are required to sign a form electronically that indicates their understanding that the purpose of the award is to alleviate food insecurity by providing them with the opportunity to buy groceries. The program will assist CSUMB students that DO NOT live in the local area by giving them a convenient and accessible method for purchasing food so they can flourish in the virtual classroom. Students that are interested in this program may inquire to Basic Needs.