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FLC CaresFolsom Lake College understands that our students today face many barriers including various basic need issues. Our Falcon Cares Program was created to address these basic needs barriers and to provide resources to our students. We offer a wide range of services including food assistance, housing resources, clothing and transportation assistance. If you find yourself in need of any of these resources, please come visit the Falcon Cares Basic Needs Center, located in the Welcome and Student Success Center.

Our Services

Food for Falcons and Transportation

During the semester, Folsom Lake College holds a weekly Free Pop-up Pantry distributing perishable and non-perishable food for our student and the community. The Falcon Cares Program also has a stocked pantry, and grocery gift cards, free of charge, for our actively enrolled students in need. We feel this is an ideal way to alleviate food insecurity, at a time when maintaining health and wellness is critical.

Please Note: All Gas Card, Walmart Card, and Housing request applications will be suspended starting May 11, 2024 and open back up June 10, 2024. Last day to pick-up Gas cards and receive a Walmart e-card will be May 16, 2024 at 12:00 pm.

Food and Gas Cards

For food and gas gift cards, students must qualify and follow the guidelines set forth.

Housing Assistance

Many students experience homelessness or unsafe housing conditions. We offer a short-term hotel voucher system to help students secure long-term housing.

Housing Resources Request

Hotspot Request

During the semester, Folsom Lake colleges Falcon Cares Program can lend hotpots to active students. This is done by filling out the form below. Hotspots are offered on a first come first serve bases, as long as they are available and you meet the criteria.

Request a Hotspot

Student 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. We don't want life to get in the way of our student's progress towards a certificate or degree, and these one-time grants come with no repayment obligations. A student may receive a maximum of one student emergency fund grant of up to $500 during all combined enrollments at the Los Rios colleges. All awards are contingent upon the availability of limited funds, provided through generous donations.

Textbook/Supply Voucher

The Textbook/Supply Voucher provides FLC students an opportunity to request additional financial assistance to obtain textbooks and/or course-adopted supplies for required coursework. Students can receive $250 a year up to 2 years. Processing will be completed within 3-5 business days.


  • Good academic standing with Folsom Lake College.
  • If you are receiving services from other support programs, students are encouraged to seek assistance from the programs prior to submitting this application.
  • Textbook/Supply voucher funds are not designed to replace financial aid. Students who are receiving financial aid should utilize those funds prior to submitting this application.
  • Textbook/Supply voucher funds cannot be used for office supplies, only supplies required for coursework listed in the syllabus.

This program is made available by the generosity of FLC's donors; availability may be limited. Applications are by invitation.

Gowns for Grads

The FLC Alumni Association and Philanthropy Office have created the Gowns for Grads program to support students in need with free access to graduation caps and gowns. Caps and gowns are provided by the generosity of donors and recent FLC graduates; availability may be limited.

Donate Today!

Your donation will help FLC students face their toughest times. Please give to serve as a reminder that we believe in them and their future! You can make an immediate impact below:

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Folsom Lake College raises funds through the Los Rios Colleges Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization serving all Los Rios community colleges (American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake, and Sacramento City) and the Harris Center for the Arts. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent permissible under law. The fair market value of any benefits provided in return for a contribution may affect a portion of the gift which is the tax deductible, please consult your tax advisor. Donations should be made to "Los Rios Colleges Foundation." Federal Tax ID: 94-2506591.