The Help You Need

Need help? You’re not alone! A recent study of college students found 42% were food insecure, 46% housing insecure, 12% homeless and half struggle just to get enough to eat. There is help — from counseling to the free student food pantry to complimentary shower and laundry service available on campus.

Hungry Tigers Food Pantry

Find the nutritious food you need and learn how to make the most of what you have. Programs exist to help you. While you may not qualify for some, the Tiger Food pantry is available for every RCC student, no questions asked. Located in the Welcome Center in the Dr. Charles A. Kane Student Services & Administration building. For more information, call: (951) 325-3636. 

Healthcare and Crisis Assistance

You are not alone. From health concerns to support when you’re not feeling well or vulnerable or in crisis, as part of the RCC community you have access to the services and education you need to maintain your well-being to succeed in college. On campus, or in Riverside, you have access to everything from confidential checkups, immunizations, low cost prescriptions, crisis intervention and counseling.

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More Resources for Students

Food, toiletries, showers, laundry service, and school supplies are just some of what you can find, free of charge, at the RCC Resource Center. Managed by students on the second floor of Bradshaw, you can visit Monday through Friday, 9 am-4 pm to either get or learn how to get what you need. For laundry service, please contact, John Garcia in Wheelock Gym Room 111 or call (951) 490-5779 to arrange a time.

RCC Food Grant and CalFresh/2-1-1 Community Connect 

  • Working and receiving financial aid often isn’t enough to cover food and housing. Attending college and completing your degree will promote future economic self-sufficiency, but you need help now. 
  • You can also complete the CalFresh Online Application (see documentation requirements below).  
  • For questions/appointments, call 2-1-1 or 800-464-1123. You can also visit the Bradshaw Building room 207 and ask for Colleen or call (951) 222-8816 for more information or for help in completing your application. 

​ASRCC 
Deborah Hall, Ed.D. 
Bradshaw Building, Room 207 
(951) 222-8572 
deborah.hall@rcc.edu
asrcc.pres@rcc.edu  

Guardian Scholars & Foster Youth Specialist 
Jeremy Johnson 
Business Education Building, Room 110 
(951) 222-8251 
jeremy.johnson@rcc.edu  
 
Student Activities
(951) 222-8570
studentactivities@rcc.edu

Student Financial Services
Jana Gray 
Kane Student Building, First Floor 
(951) 222-8713 
jana.gray@rcc.edu  
 
Student Health Services & Psychological Services 
Renee Martin-Thornton, PH. D. 
Bradshaw Building, Below the Bookstore 
(951) 222-8151 
renee.martin-thornton@rcc.edu  

TRIO Student Support Services 
Tenisha James 
Kane Student Building 
(951) 222-8227 
tenisha.James@rcc.edu ​ 

The Riverside community is rich in support services, including: 
 
Operation Safe House 
9685 Hayes Street 
(951) 351-4418 
info@operationsafehouse.org  
 
Youth Opportunity Center 
3695 Chestnut Street 
(951) 826-2272 
shuerta@riversideca.gov  
 
Salvation Army Downtown 
3595 First Street 
(951) 784 4490 
 
Online 
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When You Need a Ride

RTA Bus

Free RTA Bus Trips

Your valid RCC photo student ID lets you ride anywhere Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) travels. Traveling on the RTA begins the first day of the term for registered students.

MAPS AND SCHEDULES

PLAN YOUR TRIP

lyft car service

Discount on Lyft Use

Start by requesting a ride using the app (available for Android and iPhone iOS. To receive your discount use Promo Code GLOW25 where it says apply credit under payment section.

DOWNLOAD FOR IPHONE

DOWNLOAD FOR ANDROID

A Little Something for You…Discounts

Community and Campus Savings

As a student or employee of RCC you can take advantage of discounts and offers we have negotiated on your behalf from our corporate partners — enjoy discounted tickets to theme parks, a break on your coffee or even savings on a haircut.

Discounts and Savings

Food Insecure Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Any RCC student who is experiencing food insecurity. 
RCC Welcome Center located on the first floor of the Kane Building
Bags can be picked up during normal business hours in the Welcome Center
Please have your WebAdvisor/MyPortal schedule pulled up on your cell phone/mobile device (or a printed schedule works too!) and show us another type of photo ID (driver's license, old high school ID, etc).