OUR STORY & MISSION
Swipe Out Hunger has been recognized by The White House, Forbes, The Case Foundation and other influencers as a benchmark for positive change on America’s college campuses and an emerging leader inthe non-profit field of hunger awareness and alleviation.
“Swipes” as we affectionately call ourselves, allows university students to donate unused meal points to their food insecure community– turning unused resources into action through student advocates in the system.
Swipe Out Hunger partners with college campuses to end hunger while raising young people’s awareness of homelessness and hunger through education and outreach.
We empower students to see themselves as Change Makers.
We serve the community by providing meals, warm hearts and financial support.
We inspire university campuses to adopt holistic, sustainable dining practicing.
The vision of Swipes is to put an end to hunger by empowering student stewardship on university campuses around the country.
Born under the name Swipes for the Homeless in 2009, a few friends at the University of California, Los Angeles went into the dining hall, used their meal cards to swipe some sandwiches and then deliver them around town. In a single week, 300 meals were collected. A few months later, in partnership with UCLA’s Dining Services student we’re able to donate their extra meal funds and that allowed the number to grow to 1,087 meals and by the Fall of 2014, it exceeded 15,000 donated meals in a single week.
As of 2015, our movement has been renamed to our current, Swipe Out Hunger. But as always, we aim to raise awareness, foster student leadership and – Swipe Out Hunger.