ARC provides several areas on campus where students can access perishable and non-perishable food. We also supply grocery and gas gift cards to students in need.
CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) is a nutrition program that helps students and their families buy healthy foods. Learn how to apply for CalFresh benefits.
Free Grocery Cards
Fill out our form for a free grocery gift card for currently enrolled American River College students experiencing financial hardship.
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.
The Beaver Cares Center offers walk-up produce distributions throughout the semester where currently-enrolled ARC students can pick up free fruits and vegetables.
ARC Hub is a free tool students can use to search for free or reduced-cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.