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Beaver Food Pantry assists ARC students in need

Volunteer Alicia Dienst hands out food to teachers and students for the Beaver Food Pantry on Aug. 28, 2019 at American River College.
September 26, 2019

The bright light beats down onto the canvas canopies lined up outside of the American River College gym. Under the canopies, volunteers for the Beaver Food Pantry are hard at work handing out food to students,...

ASB plans end of semester celebration

The Associated Student Body Senate spoke about the success of the food pantry and passing funds for a Black Student Union conference on April 26, 2019. (Photo by Anthony Barnes)
May 9, 2019

The American River College Associated Student Body passed two bills on April 26 covering expenses for an end of the year celebration for ASB and funding for a Black Student Union diversity conference that...

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)
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,...

Food Pantry a resource for all at ARC

American River College’s food pantry opened up on Feb. 21. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)
March 6, 2018

The Beaver Food Pantry hosted its first food give away as an up and running food bank on campus Feb. 21. Juan Blanco, who took over as chair of the Hunger Resource Committee, from Manuel Alejandro Perez,...

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)
February 18, 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...

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)
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...

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)
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...

CAEB holds canned food drive at Club Day

Clubs and Events Board president Justin Nicholson (left) works at the canned food drive with vice president Mary Stedman (right). They were handing out popcorn and coolectiong canned food items for hungrt students. (Photo by Mychael Jones)
November 21, 2016

Club Day was held in front of the ARC book store in the quad on Nov. 17. The event was brought together by the ARC Clubs and Events Board (CAEB) who was also hosting a canned food drive during the event. The...

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...

Student Senate continue discussion about creating food pantry

The student senate discusses the creation of a food pantry at their meeting on October 27, 2016. (Photo by John Ennis)
November 1, 2016

The student senate discussed plans to create a food pantry on campus and details for a possible Spring film festival at their meeting on Thursday. Major Reneé Marie, ARC student and Reserve Force Officer...

Student senate discusses food pantry to fight student hunger

American River Coleege student Senate president Valencia Scott (left) with Justin Nicholson (center) and Alejandra Hilbert (right) gives hear opening message at the October 6, 2016 meeting. (Photo by Robert Hansen)
October 7, 2016

The student senate of American River College discussed ways to create a student-led food pantry to deal with the issue of food insecurity among students on campus at Thursday’s meeting. Student hunger...

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