The American River Current

LRCCD hopes for a diverse set of options for potential foodservice providers

Aramark’s contract with Los Rios Community College District will either be reinstated or removed in June 2020. Many students say they are concerned, as they do not want the contract reinstated. (file photo)

Oden Taylor

March 23, 2020

Last semester, outrage about fair pricing, club fundraising, and quality of food, among other concerns, sparked among many students and faculty members of American River College regarding the Los Rios Community College District’s food service provider, Aramark.  Students and faculty held focus groups last ...

ARC community urges district to cut ties with controversial food service vendor

Aramark’s contract as Los Rios Community College District's food service provider ends in 2020. Many people across campuses want to prevent the district from entering into a new contract with the company, who also provides meals to offer 500 prisons across the U.S., as well as allegedly with ICE detention centers. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Jennah Booth and Oden Taylor

November 20, 2019

By Oden Taylor & Jennah Booth In a move that could reshape each Los Rios Community College District campus’s food services offerings, students, clubs and faculty alike have banded together in an effort to advocate against the district’s contract with its current food service provider, Ara...

There is no diversity in dining options on campus

American River College’s cafeteria doesn’t offer culinary choices for students with limited diets. (Photo by Lily Rodriguez Drake)

Lily Rodriguez Drake

December 7, 2017

Walking through the doors of the Student Center, a waft of conspicuous scents and sounds swirl about—the ever recognizable crackle of Subway sandwich wrappers, students chattering loudly over lunch, and a dissonant medley of fried foods. A salad bar, the “Garden Burger” and a sparse display of pla...

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