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 classmates on campus.
In May of 2017 a pilot meal swipe drive took place at Acorn Coffee Shop via a partnership with Aramark Dining Services. 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.
Throughout the 2017-2018 school year the team shifted its focus to supporting food insecure classmates. They helped set up a pilot meal voucher program funded by Aramark Dining Services, operated by the Chaplain's Office.
The swipe out hunger student team dissolved in the spring of 2018 when the founders graduated, however the Chaplain's Office continues to manage the voucher program and connect students to other supportive resources to meet their basic needs. Elon students facing food insecurity can contact the Chaplain's Office to receive referrals to available supportive resources.