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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 ...

Beaver Food Pantry combats food insecurity at ARC

American River College UNITE program set up their Beaver Food Pantry for students on Feb. 21, 2018. (File Photo)

Ariel Caspar

February 21, 2019

Let’s talk about food. Food insecurity has become a hidden crisis among many college campuses, according to the Washington Post in April 2018. Here at American River College, a committee of students, staff and faculty are working hard to provide for these basic hunger needs to students through the Beaver Food Pantry. According to Brett Sawyer, Student Life Supervisor at ARC, the Be...

ARC prepares to host food pantry

ARC will be hosting the first of four on campus Food Pantry's this semester on Feb. 21. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Tracy Holmes

February 19, 2018

American River College is in collaboration with Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services to bring a food pantry to campus on Feb. 21. This will be the first of four opportunities that students and staff will have to access this resource this semester. “It’s for everyone, the entire campus ha...

Department opens up food pantry for hungry students

The 'Nosh Nook' offers free food for students in need. It is located on the third floor of Davies Hall in the Behavioral Sciences Department. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Brienna Edwards

November 16, 2017

American River College is home to approximately 30,000 students, over 13 percent of those students may be suffering from a lack of food. However, faculty at ARC are hoping to help these hungry students by providing easier access to the foods they need. The Nosh Nook on the third floor of Davies ...

Students fight for a food pantry on campus

ARC student Peral Calhoun (front right) helps unload canned foods at the Carmichael Seventh-day Adventist Church food pantry, ahead of the holiday season rush. (Photo by Jordan Shcauberger)

Jordan Schauberger and Robert Hansen

November 22, 2016

Getting good grades, transferring to the right university and landing a steady job: these are among the worries of the average ARC student, but for a portion of the population there is one more - hunger. With food insecurity amongst college students rising throughout the state, the creation of a food p...

Editorial: ARC admin needs to do more for its hungry students

ARC students are facing empty plates going into this holiday season. (Photo Illustration by Jordan Schauberger)

November 17, 2016

As the administration spends this semester toying with the idea of building a food pantry, students are going hungry. Food insecurity, or anxiety about availability of food, is proven to be a big deal on community college campuses. A December 2015 study showed that over half of community college stude...

CAEB club contest helps homeless, Club Day on the way

From left to right CAEB Pres. Justin Nicholson, Vice Pres. Mary Stedman, Director of Activities Ashlee Nicholson, Director of Finance Bryan Stalker laugh during their Nov. 8 meeting. They were discussed plans for the upcoming Club Day on Nov. 17. (Photo by Mychael Jones)

Mychael Jones

November 10, 2016

The Clubs and Events Board (CAEB) briefly discussed the activities for the upcoming Club Day on Nov. 17. Other topics were discussed such as a club contest game that involves collecting cans and coats for points. “We want to facilitate a sort of game of ‘canstruction’ where people bring in ...

Opinion: Vending machines – the convenience you shouldn’t use

A student passes by a bank if vending machines on ARC's campus on September 12, 2016. (Photo by Jared Smith)

Jared Smith

September 22, 2016

American River College offers a variety of foods on campus, but not enough of these foods are as healthy or wholesome as students need. From the cafeteria to the vending machines, our campus has a junk food problem. Take a walk around campus and you’d have a hard time finding foods that are nutrient,...

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