Swipe Out Hunger at UC Irvine was founded in 2017 by Sanjanaa Ellur, the ASUCI student food security commissioner, and Andrea Gutierrez, Food Access and Security Coordinator. The program operates in strong partnership with the Student Outreach and Retention Center and Aramark Dining Services.
Starting in the Fall of 2017, students could donate up to 5 guest swipes during weeks 1 and 2 of the term. These swipes were converted into dining hall credits to support food insecure students.
If you or someone you know is in need of meal assistance, contact the SOAR office to learn how to apply for emergency meal swipes.