RCC HUNGRY TIGERS AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES 

Available to assist you and your family. 
It is challenging enough to be a college student, you shouldn't have to wonder where your next meal is coming from. Each of the logos link to a site that offers assistance on campus and in the community.
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The Hungry Tiger program provides a bag of groceries on Wednesdays, from 9- 10:30 am, on Saunders Street (lower campus, by the Tennis Courts). 

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C4Yourself is a site to apply for MediCal, CalWORKS, and CalFresh

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GetCalFresh.org is a streamlined site to apply for CalFresh 
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WIC provides food and support for pregnant women and women with children under 5 years old 
 
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Apply for unemployment through EDD, the government has expanded unemployment benefits for persons affected by the COVID-19 

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211 Community Connect provides comprehensive listings of housing, food and other resources.
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City of Riverside COVID-19 page provides information and resources such as locations for meals for children under 18 years of age. Additionally, you can download the CA Meals for Kids App to your phone or windows device. https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/mo/cameals.asp
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 Got Food is a site and app that will locate additional pantry and meal resources by your zip code. Be sure to call first to ensure hours and services have not changed due to the crisis.​
 
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    Family-sized box of fruit and veggies 
Every Thursday through September, beginning at 10 am, while supplies last
3847 Terracina Drive
Riverside, CA 92506
 . Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/allsaintsriverside for more information.​
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Emergency Hunger Relief for Students​​
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Data shows that working and receiving financial aid is not enough to ensure that students have sufficient money for food and housing. At particular risk are historically marginalized students, including African Americans, those identifying as LGBTQ, students who have served in the military, lived in foster homes, been incarcerated, and those considered independent for financial aid purposes. When students are able to attend community colleges and complete their degrees, it promotes economic self-sufficiency.

In partnership with the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), our goal is to nourish students through temporary hardship while empowering them towards long-term self-sufficiency. In addition to ASRCC's Student Resource Center, we are now providing emergency hunger relief to students in need.

The RCC Food Grant allows ASRCC to provide students with:
  • Access to a food pantry
  • Educational resources on purchasing and preparing meals on a budget
  • Personalized assistance with applying for the CalFresh Program 

    Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for RCC’s Hunger Grant, the only requirement is that you are currently enrolled in at least one class.​

Many students believe they are ineligible to receive CalFresh, however, if you meet one of the following exemptions you may qualify!​

  • Work at least 20 hours per week, averaging 80 hours per month.
  • Accepted, approved, or awarded State/ Federal work-study.​
  • Receive Cal WORKs (Cash Aid) or Tribal TANF benefits.
  • You have parental control over a household member under the age of six.
  •  You have parental control over a household member between the ages of 6 and 11 without adequate childcare.​
  • You have participated in EOPS, WIOA, Puente Project, Guardian Scholars, CalGrant, FYSI, or the other State-funded programs that increase employability.​

 *CalFresh/2-1-1 Connect representatives will be on the RCC campus to receive applications in person (recommended) during specified dates below. To complete an application with CalFresh, students will need the following:

  • Social Security Card (SSN)
  • Proof of residency (a bill or bank statement accepted)
  • Photo Identification
  • Proof of program verification in Federal Work-study, EOPS, DPS, Guardian Scholars, or proof of employment or income.


 

      
 

*CalFresh and 2-1-1 Community Connect will be on campus on the following dates: (Campus is closed for the Spring 2020 semester)


For more information on Community Connect please click the link below:
To apply for CalFresh on the internet click the link below:

During the campus closure, the Tiger Pantry is still here for you. Students can receive one pantry bag per week. Bags will be handed out from 1 pm - 3 pm at the campus police station (by the tennis courts) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 



Follow us @rcc_hungry_tigers​

     Free Produce 

The Outdoor Plant Laboratory (OPL) is a space at RCC where students can learn about food production, both within a class or on a volunteer basis. The produce grown in the OPL is handed out to the campus community.

During the physical campus closure, harvesting continues! Produce planted by the Santa Ana Water Project Authority Interns, Biology 61 students, and others are being maintained and harvested. The produce is being handed out with the grab and go bags distributed weekly by the college. For more details, follow the OPL on instagram (rcc_plantlab), email at opl@rcc.edu, or visit us on our website.​

Are you are interested in growing your own food but don't have a lot of space or time. Or are you trying to reduce water usage?  Maybe you are going on vacation and abandoning your plants? 
Try a self-watering planter!
Check out this video​ by Anastasia Duane, Santa Ana Water Project Authority Intern at RCC Urban Farm​ to show you how. 

The Outdoor Plant Laboratory (OPL) is between the Math and Science and Digital Library and Quad buildings.​