CHAPTER DONATION CASE STUDIES

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University and

Catering Structure

Cap and Conversion Rate

Program Details

Impact in Spring 2016

1

UCLA

est. 2009

 

In-House Catering

No Cap

 Conversion Rate

A swipe, which costs students $9, is worth a meal voucher or $2.50 of dry goods.

All funds stay on campus. 1/3 goes to student meal vouchers, 1/3 goes to ordering food for the food closet, and 1/3 goes to materials for students to set up tables, make sandwiches, and hand them out downtown.

$55,458 was raised.

2

UC Santa Barbara

est. 2013

 

In-House Catering

No Cap

 Conversion Rate

A swipe is worth $2.30.

Out of the 1,000 donated swipes each quarter, 800 fund $12 student meal vouchers and 200 fund dry goods for local homeless shelters.

$6,950 was raised through 1,000 swipes.

3

UC San Diego

est. 2013

 

In-House Catering

No Cap

 Conversion Rate

A dollar is worth $0.38.

Of the donated dining dollars, 1/3 goes to the campus food pantry and the rest goes to the Swipes Account. The school writes a check to the San Diego Food Bank for fresh produce.

$3,923 was raised.

4

UC Riverside

est. 2014

 

In-House Catering

Cap of 2,000 swipes per quarter 

Conversion Rate

A swipe is worth $2.50.

A drive is held each quarter. Some funds are donated to a local food bank and the rest are used for the campus “R-garden” which donates its produce.

$5,000 was raised through 2,000 swipes.

5

Northwestern University

est. 2013

 

Sodexo Catering

Cap of 2,500 points per semester

No Conversion Rate

A drive is held each quarter. Funds are donated to Campus Kitchens Project through Sodexo’s community impact fund, and to local efforts like student backpacks and food banks.

$2,500 was raised.

6

University of Southern California

est. 2012

 

In-House Catering

No Cap

No Conversion Rate

Two drives are held each year. Students donate dollars and the school writes a check to local programs.

$20,000 was raised.

7

University of Pennsylvania

est. 2014

 

Bon Appetite Catering

Cap of $8,000 per semester

Conversion Rate

1 meal is worth $0.50.

Two drives are held each year. Students donate swipes at campus store and school writes check to local food bank.

$8,550 was raised through 17,100 swipes.

8

Colorado State University

est. 2015

 

In-House Catering

No cap

Conversion Rate

1 meal is worth $2.50.

Students use leftover swipes to purchase non-perishables and drop them off in bins.

$787 of food was donated through 317 swipes.

9

Pepperdine University

est. 2014

 

Sodexo Catering

No cap

Conversion Rate

1 meal is worth $1.

One drive is held each year where students donate swipes. Sodexo purchases food to donate to Conejo Valley Food Bank.

$4,880 was raised.

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