Swipe Out Hunger was established at Willamette University in the fall of 2018 by the Bearcat Pantry in partnership with Bon Appetit Food Services, Housing & Conferences, and the Office of Student Affairs.
Once at the end of each semester, students with meal plans can fill out an online form in their Bearcat BnB account to donate meal swipes to support Swipe Out Hunger. Students can donate up to 50 meal points at a time, in increments of 5. These accumulated meal swipes will then be reallocated to other students who are facing food insecurity. The donated meal points will be issued as Bon Appetit meal vouchers with some limitations – for example, packaged products, specialty products, and bottled beverages are not included.