We know many of our students face challenges that include food insecurity and homelessness. SCC has created the Panther Cares Program to provide one central location for our students in need.

Panther Cares Services

Panther Paw Produce

Panther Paw Produce is a twice-weekly food distribution held in front of the College Store. Bring your student ID (there is no income requirement to receive this service).


Services suspended due to Covid-19.

Emergency Fund

The Los Rios Colleges Foundation Student Emergency Fund provides immediate financial assistance (usually within 24 hours) to students involved in catastrophic or unexpected emergency situations. A student may receive a maximum of one student emergency grant of up to $1,500 during all combined enrollments at the Los Rios colleges. Awards are contingent upon the availability of limited funds, provided through generous donations.

City Hub

City Hub is a powerful search engine that helps identify free or reduced-cost services at SCC and in the Sacramento region. Service categories include food, housing, transit, health, money, care, education, job placement, and legal services.