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Beaver Food Pantry assists ARC students in need

Beaver Food Pantry assists ARC students in need

Josh Ghiorso

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, staff and faculty. The Beaver Food Pantry provides free food to students every other Wednesda...

ASB plans end of semester celebration

ASB plans end of semester celebration

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 will cater towards prospective students from nearby high schools.   The senate meeting also d...

Beaver Food Pantry combats food insecurity at ARC

Beaver Food Pantry combats food insecurity at ARC

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...

Food Pantry a resource for all at ARC

Food Pantry a resource for all at ARC

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, former Dean of Student Services Equity, Programs, and Pathways earlier this year, said the pantry has ...

ARC prepares to host food pantry

ARC prepares to host food pantry

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

Department opens up food pantry for hungry students

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

Students fight for a food pantry on campus

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...

CAEB holds canned food drive at Club Day

CAEB holds canned food drive at Club Day

Jared Smith

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 food drive, which is running through Dec. was also taking coats for the cold winter. CAE...

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

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

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...

Student Senate continue discussion about creating food pantry

Student Senate continue discussion about creating food pantry

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 was given the floor to share how she was affected by food insecurity with fellow students. ...

Student senate discusses food pantry to fight student hunger

Student senate discusses food pantry to fight student hunger

John Ennis

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 has become a growing concern throughout the state. Last month Governor Brown signed AB 1747 which r...

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