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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 dining 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

UC Davis

est. 2014

 

In-House Catering

No Cap

Conversion Rate

A swipe is worth $3.00

Drives are held twice each year. Funds are donated to the ASUCD food pantry, Aggie Meal Share Program, and Yolo Food Bank.

$15,558 was raised through 5186 swipes.

6

UC Santa Cruz

est. 2017

 

In-House Catering

  • 5 and 7 day plan holders can contribute up to 4 guest meals
  • 55 meals per quarter plan holders can contribute up to 10 meals
  • Slug Club card holders can contribute up to 10 meals 

Drives are held in the winter and spring quarters. Funds are used to give students who are food insecure access into the dining halls. 

Will launch in Spring 2017

7

UC Merced

est. 2017

 

In-House Catering

TBD

Students who live on campus may donate excess funds to their peers who have run out of funds. 

Will launch in Spring 2017

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