Swipe Out Hunger at UC Berkeley was founded Fall of 2016 with the mission to use our left over meal points for good. Under the leadership of Halle Redfearn, Nathan Sumekh, Mackenzie Monroe and Lucinda Laurence, the group aims to grow it's presence on campus to encourage students to donate their meal points and engage with our local food insecure community.
This program is in strong partnership with Cal Dining, Associated Students, and the UCB Food Pantry.
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By collecting unused dining dollars and donating meals to Jovenes [a nonprofit place of transformation for homeless youth in Los Angeles], we hope to educate and raise awareness to the USC campus about hunger & homelessness in the LA area while offering the opportunity to help people help others.
How Swipes at Cal Works
Through USC Swipe Out Hunger, students sign up their student ID numbers to donate any unused dining dollars to our cause. The remaining balance does not come off their accounts until after the last day of finals, when students do not have access to their dining dollars any longer. Without donating to Swipes, the remaining money would go back to USC, so it doesn't hurt to sign up and give even a few dollars that may be left to feed the homeless!
At semester's end, USC Hospitality converts the money into food, per Jovenes' request, and we hold our Giving Day the first week of Spring semester!
Spring 2017 Meal Points Drive is May 2nd!
Our donation week– affectionately dubbed Swipes Week– is always on the last week of classes. Pledge your unused dining dollars this semester and help feed the homeless! Be sure to stay posted on our FB page, where we will keep you updated on our semester events including volunteer nights, awareness tabling, fundraising and more!
Swipes is always in need of volunteers on donation week. We are also currently accepting Exec. Board applications for this upcoming fall! If you are interested in becoming a Swipes member at USC, please don’t hesitate to email us at email@example.com, or you can download the application here!
Halle Redfearn, Nathan Sumekh, Mackenzie Monroe and Lucinda Laurence