College students ending student hunger, one meal swipe at a time.
Founded by a group of friends at University of California Los Angeles in 2010, Swipe Out Hunger is a national nonprofit committed to ending college student hunger. It advises colleges and universities on the design of commonsense and innovative anti-hunger programs. The most commonly adopted model is the organization’s flagship program, “The Swipe Drive,” which allows students to donate their extra meal plan swipes to their peers who face food insecurity on campus.
Its team is dedicated to establishing new meal share programs, helping existing programs become more effective, and serving as a voice of student hunger to the public. Its national movement spans more than 110 colleges and has served 1.8 million nutritious meals to date. Behind every meal served is an administrator willing to adopt the Swipe Out Hunger program or a peer who made the choice to redirect their unused meal to support a classmate facing food insecurity– also known as the lack of reliable access to nutritious food.
Swipe Out Hunger are changing campus policies and culture not only by providing dining hall swipes, but by encouraging campuses to adopt programs that strengthen basic needs for students, because ‘if the basic needs of a college student are met, there will be a measurable and positive impact on their academics, finances, health, and sense of belonging on campus’.
To find out more visit: https://www.swipehunger.org
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