The Food Security & Basic Needs Taskforce is the steering committee which oversees campus efforts to reduce food and housing insecurity among UCSB students and increase access to basic needs more broadly. In this capacity, the taskforce works to increase communication and collaboration between campus departments and divisions, services, student organizations, and off-campus partners in addressing basic needs. This taskforce is an advisory body to the Chancellor and the Office of Budget and Planning on issues of basic needs and rapid rehousing. Areas of advice include future visioning and prioritization on basic needs, identifying emerging needs as they arise, best practices in addressing basic needs, opportunities to expand key programs such as CalFresh, and stakeholder consultation. The task force provides oversight for the state basic needs and rapid rehousing funds allocated to UCSB. This group is also responsible for tracking metrics on the success of food security and basic needs efforts and providing reports as needed to the legislature.