Swipe Out Hunger at Elon University was founded by Nicole Resetar in the Spring of 2017 with a mission of making meals more accessible to the local community and getting students to fight food insecurity on and off campus. The program operates in strong partnership with Aramark Dining Services and the Chaplain's Office.
Their first drive happened on Tuesday 5/9 and Wednesday 5/10 at Acorn Coffee Shop! Anyone with the Block, +7, or +14 meal plan could donate swipes that would otherwise go to waste. During the drive 3,490 swipes were donated and for each donated swipe, Aramark donated a sandwich to Allied Churches.
In the Fall of 2017 Elon is excited to launch a pilot meal voucher program to support food insecure students.
Check out the Elon Swipe Out Hunger Facebook page for future updates and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining the team!