Food Services and Resources

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Feather River College campus, which includes the Eagle's Perch, is currently closed.  Classes are being taught online for the remainder of the spring semester and staff is working remotely to provide service to students and continue college operations. Students experiencing food insecurity can contact Carlie McCarthy at for assistance with locating available resources.

variety of food services and resources

A variety of food services and resources are made available to students to assist those facing food insecurity while attending FRC.  The services listed below provide free or low cost meals throughout each semester, and students are encouraged to access resources in the community  as needed.

Affordable and nutritious breakfast and lunch menus are prepared fresh daily along with weekly specials that meet various healthy eating styles.  Prices are kept at a minimum. ($2.00 - $7.00)  Eagle's Perch Cafe logo

Hours:  7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday

  7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Friday

Eagle's Perch Cafe - for more information.

Enjoy a free hot, health, and delicious breakfast twice a month.  Open to all students currently enrolled at FRC.

When: At least one Monday per month (see calendar below)

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Free Breakfast Calendar.

Stocked with non-perishable food items and hygienic supplies, any hungry student currently enrolled at FRC is welcome. Students may recieve a bag of groceries up to twice a month. Bring a bag or backpack to carry your items. The pantry is located in the Student Lounge. 

Hours: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays

If the pantry is closed, contact Stacey Svilich at or call 283-0202, ext 244, to arrange for a bag of food. 

During regular work hours, the Student Services office can also assist students when the Pantry is closed.

Twice a semester fresh fruits and vegetables will be available at the food pantry.

Date and time of distribution will be posted on the FRC app.

Twice a semester perishable food items such as milk, cheese, eggs, butter, and bread will be available at the food pantry.

Date and time of distriburtion and a list of food items available will be posted on the FRC app.

  • Learn to cook a new recipe at each workshop
  • Offered twice a semester

Date, time and location of each workshop will be posted on the FRC app.

  • Attend a variety of presentations to explore career pathways; a different career will be presented at each workshop
  • Offered twice a semester at 6:00 pm, in the Perch
  • Free dinner will be served
Upcoming Presentation:   To Be Announced

Dates of presentations will also be posted on the FRC app and on the FRC website events calendar.

  • Attend a workshop to improve your study skills; a different topic will be covered at each workshop
  • Offered two Mondays a month in DSPS from 12-1
  • A free meal voucher will be provided to each participant
Upcoming Workshop: To Be Announced

Dates of workshops will also be posted on the FRC app and on the FRC website events calendar.

Formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, Cal-Fresh is for people whose funds for food are limited or non-existent. The application process is respectful and confidential.  Once approved, you will be issued a card that can be used like a regular bank card at grocery stores and other participating locations.

Eligibility for College Students

  • Meet income requirements
  • Be a US citizen (except if receiving SSI/SSP benefits) or a legal permanent resident
  • Be enrolled at least half time
  • Enroll in work study OR work a minimum of 80 hours a month (work study can count towards the 80 hours).  If you have a child under age 6 without adequate childcare you are exempt from this requirement.

To Apply

Obtain a CalFresh Application
  • Pick one up from the Plumas County Social Services office located in the building next to the FRC dorms, OR
  • Call 530-283-6350 to have an application mailed to you, OR
Apply for a Student Employment Position at FRC and Request a Work Study Letter
  • Go to Student Employment on the FRC website.  Follow the links to view student job opportunities and apply for the job you would like to have.
  • After your student employment application has been submitted, request a “work study letter” from Krystal Drybread at or call her at 530-283-0202 ext. 313.
Print a copy of your Financial Aid Award Letter 
  • Login to MyFRC — click on “financial aid,” then “award,” then “award for aid year,” and select the current term.
Print a copy of your Student Detail Schedule 
  • Login to MyFRC — click on “student,” then “registration,” then “student detail schedule.” 
Get a copy of your Lease Agreement
  • If you live in the dorms, request a copy from the dorm office.
  • If not a dorm resident, ask your landlord or property manager for a copy.
Other Documents/Information Needed
  • Driver’s License and/or FRC Student ID
  • Prior CalFresh? Ask your parents if you are on any food assistance through them in California or any other state you reside in.
Once you have completed all paperwork and gathered all required documents, return everything to the Plumas County Social Services office.  At that time you will be scheduled an appointment for verification.
Apply for Cal-Fresh - follow the link to print a copy of the above instructions.
If you need help, stop by the Advising/Counseling Office and someone will assist you.

FRC students are invited to attend a free dinner once a week sponsored by the Quincy Methodist Church.  The dinner is open to all Quincy community members.

Time:  Every Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location:  Quincy Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 282 Jackson St.

  • Provides monthly vouchers for C.A.N. food bank programs
  • Laundry and shower facilities available at no charge
  • Free coasts, hats, and gloves available October - March
  • Assistance with Cal-Fresh Application

Location:  594 w. Main Street, Quincy

Phone:  530-283-5515

PCIRC - follow the link for more information

C.A.N. Food Bank Programs - follow the link to view the schedules and locations of Food Bank Programs in Plumas County.