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Jun 6, 2019 0 comments

Swiping & Growing: Our Most Expansive Year Yet

“Higher education is about opportunity, prosperity, social ascent and social justice. It’s transformative for students and their communities.” – California State University Chancellor Timothy White As a supporter of Swipe Out Hunger, you know the value a higher education degree carries with it. The… Read More

May 30, 2019 0 comments

Scaling System-Wide: California to New York

Swipe Out Hunger is no stranger to system-wide program scaling, having worked directly with both the University of California’s nine campuses and many of the California State University’s 23 campuses to effectively scale meal assistance programs following the… Read More

May 22, 2019 0 comments

Message from our Founder and CEO Rachel Sumekh

Dear Swipe community, After a year in the making, we share with you our newly designed website– and it goes beyond a few pages of simple HTML code.  Our new site will serve as a digital backbone to our collective work ending college hunger. We’ve studied the way our network… Read More

May 9, 2019 0 comments

Gov. Murphy Signs New Jersey Hunger-Free Campus Act

Governor Murphy signs package of Anti-Hunger bills including A4702 Hunger-Free Campus Act– a $1 Million allocation to address food insecurity among students enrolled in public institutions of higher education. The legislation establishes a $1 million fund to support campuses in establishing sustainable solutions to address campus hunger. Through this bill, public institutions… Read More

Mar 21, 2019 0 comments

Three Lessons from an Entrepreneur at SXSW

Does SXSW live up to the hype? I was surprised to learn that the answer is: absolutely. As a no-nonsense, social impact driven leader, I was weary (as I am with most things) about how deep the people and conversations will be at the preeminent tech, music and film festival known as South by Southwest. Read More

Mar 5, 2019 0 comments

Student Spotlight Meredith Song, University of Minnesota

Swipe Out Hunger would be nothing without our leaders on-the-ground leading the charge to end food insecurity on campus. Students like Meredith Song from the University of Minnesota (UMN) are not only key to seeding change at the grassroots, but are the ones actively catalyzing it. Meredith's leadership, along with her peers, has galvanized an incredible movement at UMN. She took a few moments to help us understand what has been so successful and her vision for the future. Read More

Feb 7, 2019 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger Founder on Unorthodox Podcast

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Jan 1, 2019 0 comments

The Evidence that #StudentHungerIsReal

The field of research for college food insecurity is constantly evolving. Here are a few reports we point to for those who need to make a case that #StudentHungerIsReal on their campus. Read More

Jan 1, 2019 0 comments

Media Recognition

Tuition or Dinner? Nearly Half of College Students Surveyed in a New Report Are Going Hungry The New York TimesMany routinely skip meals and take ‘poverty naps’ because they cannot afford groceries. Campus food pantries are helping, but are they enough?… Read More

Jun 27, 2017 0 comments

Gov. Brown Signs CA State Budget Approves $7.5 Million for “Hunger-Free College Campuses”

SACRAMENTO –  Governor Brown and the California State Legislature sign a budget allocating $7.5 million in support of Hunger-Free College Campuses.  These funds will provide an  incentive to public colleges across the state for initiatives addressing  college student hunger. This $7.5 million investment will provide the UC, CSU, and California… Read More