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Beaver Cares

Basic Needs Center

American River College is pleased to introduce the Beaver Cares Basic Needs Center, located on campus in the Welcome and Support Center. We offer a wide range of services including food assistance, housing resources, and more! The Beaver Cares team believes that any barrier to success that a student is experiencing is a "basic need" and we strive to address them all in-house or by referral.

Many students face various issues. To be intentional in meeting the basic needs of our students, the Beaver Cares Program provides one central location for our students in need.

The on-campus food pantry is completely free to all students.

On-Campus Food Pantry Guidelines:

  • Must be actively enrolled at American River College for the current academic semester
  • One student per household
  • Each student can visit once a week
  • Bring a reusable bag (if able)

The food pantry is meant to provide supplemental support to a student's weekly groceries.

Beaver Cares Basic Needs Center Registration Form

Workshops and Life Skills Classes

These programs are brought to you by ARC and SCC that can improve all aspects of your life.

Money Matters Series

Money Matters Series

Money Matters is designed to help students develop a healthy financial lifestyle by learning and applying some of the key foundational concepts of financial literacy and well-being.

Money Matters Series

Nutritional Education Series

Nutritional Education Series

Learn how to maximize your grocery budget, make simple dishes on a budget, kitchen tips and tricks, plus receive free cookware and other kitchen tools.

Nutritional Education Series


Beaver Cares Office Number:
(916) 484-4510

Beaver Cares Email:


  • Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    (Virtual-only on Fridays during summer, May 31 to August 2.)
    Friday Zoom Link

Food Pantry Hours

  • Monday - Friday
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    (Virtual-only on Fridays during summer, May 31 to August 2.)