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Jun 10, 2024 0 comments

A Student Advocate’s Guide to Sustaining a Movement Through Self-Care

This blog is written by: Lauren Kater: Lauren Kater (she/her) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Justice Studies program at Arizona State University and a member of the 2023-2024 SLAAC cohort. Her research is on college students’ civic engagement, using a critical… Read More

May 20, 2024 0 comments

A Student’s Perspective On The Impact of SNAP Incentive Programs

This blog is written by: Ariana Kemeny: Ariana Kemeny (she/her) is a recent graduate of Florida State University. She is passionate about food security work and based in Tallahassee, Florida. She has presented on SNAP Outreach efforts at the University Fighting World… Read More

Apr 25, 2024 0 comments

A Day in the Life of A Nursing Student Fighting Hunger in Rural Arkansas

This blog is written by: Cassie Jankowski Jones: Cassie is a registered nurse, full-time student at Arkansas State University, and intern at the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas. She lives in the heart of the Ozarks with her husband and four… Read More

Apr 15, 2024 0 comments

Our Campus Survey: More of Your Questions Answered

On March 20, 2024, we launched a new public paper and interactive dashboard at our virtual Town Hall: Insights From Our Campus Survey. The data about our campus food pantry partners sparked incredible conversations and brought up some… Read More

Mar 29, 2024 0 comments

3 Key Takeaways From Our National Campus Survey

On March 20, 2024, we published our public paper and interactive dashboard and launched these resources at our virtual Town Hall: Insights From Our Campus Survey. This report focuses on key aspects of higher education food justice programming… Read More

Dec 21, 2023 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger Awards Over $420,000 in Grants to More Than 100 Campus Pantries

December 21, 2023 – Today, Swipe Out Hunger — the leading national nonprofit working to end college student food insecurity — announced that 102 colleges will be awarded more than $420,000 to support campus food pantries, with each receiving between $3,000 and… Read More

Dec 15, 2023 0 comments

4 Things To Know About Leading An Anti-Hunger Movement

This blog is written by: Aditi Kulkarni (she/her/hers): Aditi is the co-founder of the Spartan Food Security Council at Michigan State University (MSU), a student-run organization focused on feeding MSU’s community and ending localized food insecurity. She graduated from MSU in December… Read More

Nov 27, 2023 0 comments

Introducing the Inaugural Swipe Out Hunger Student Leadership and Advisory Council (SLAAC)

Swipe Out Hunger is thrilled to launch its new Student Leadership and Advisory Council (SLAAC), a cohort of 15 college student leaders representing 15 campuses and 11 states. During a season of organizational strategic planning, SLAAC represents the collective student voice leading Swipe’s… Read More

Nov 7, 2023 0 comments

This Giving Tuesday, Give Back to Your Local Campus Food Security Program!

Giving Tuesday is back, and for the second year in a row, we’re making it easy for you to donate directly to our campus partners! Through our Campus Giving Directory, you can donate to your choice of more than 30 participating campus… Read More

Oct 30, 2023 0 comments

Implementing Innovative Food Security Programs with Everytable

Taking an innovative approach to addressing college student hunger can leave a lasting impact! That’s why we’re excited to highlight our friends at Everytable, a food service organization partnering with colleges and universities to launch custom programs to… Read More

Oct 19, 2023 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger Partners with The GIANT Company to Award $300,000 in Grants to Fight College Student Hunger

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa., October 19, 2023 – Today, Swipe Out Hunger, the leading nonprofit addressing college student hunger, and The GIANT Company, a leading grocery retailer serving families across the Mid-Atlantic region, announced their partnership to combat college student hunger. Together, they will… Read More

Sep 20, 2023 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger Launches 2023 Impact Report

On September 20, 2023, we launched our 2023 Impact Report at our virtual Year in Review Town Hall! We invited guest speaker Dr. Rashida Crutchfield — Director of the Center for Equitable Higher Education and member of Swipe Out Hunger’s Board of… Read More

Sep 1, 2023 0 comments

Supporting Accessible & Healthy Meals for Students with Plug-In Pot™

We’re making cooking on and off campus easier while working to end student hunger! In an exciting partnership with Plug-in Pot™ — the viral electric hot pot that effortlessly supports students with making healthy choices while saving time… Read More

Aug 2, 2023 0 comments

365 Days at Swipe: Live Q&A with Executive Director Jaime Hansen

On August 1, we celebrated Jaime Hansen’s 1-year anniversary since joining Swipe Out Hunger as our Executive Director by hosting an Instagram Live Q&A event! Check out the live recording to hear more about Jaime’s reflections, highlights, and fun moments from the… Read More

Jun 28, 2023 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger Announces New Board Members

Today, Swipe Out Hunger announces four new members that join its Board of Directors. With these four new Board members, the Swipe Out Hunger Board of Directors comprises a total of 12 knowledgeable professionals, each bringing unique experiences to the Board.“These skilled… Read More

Jun 21, 2023 0 comments

Vlog: Swiping Out Hunger in the Twin Cities

This past May, the Swipe team came together in Minneapolis, MN for our spring retreat. During our time in the Twin Cities, we toured the local food bank that supports campus pantries, visited our partners at the University of Minnesota and Saint… Read More

Jun 5, 2023 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger and Ellucian Collaborate for Student Success

June 5, 2023 – Swipe Out Hunger, the leading nonprofit addressing student hunger, and Ellucian, the leading higher education technology solutions provider, are partnering to end college student food insecurity. Across 2022 and 2023, Ellucian and its employees generated more than $58,000… Read More

May 31, 2023 0 comments

A Holistic Approach to Student Health: The Connection Between Mental Health & Basic Needs Insecurity

The student mental health crisis is reaching an all time high. In the last eight years, college students have reported an increase in depression by 135% and an increase in anxiety by 110%. College students are seeking help… Read More

Apr 11, 2023 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger Launches Inaugural Leadership Council

Swipe Out Hunger is thrilled to launch its new Leadership Council, a cohort of 15 food security leaders from our network representing 15 campuses and 11 states. On March 14, 2023, Swipe Out Hunger convened its first meeting of the inaugural Leadership Council… Read More

Apr 3, 2023 0 comments

Supporting College Students Through  Upcoming Changes to SNAP

In May 2023, the federal government will end the national emergency and public health emergency declarations related to the pandemic, including the temporary changes that were made to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This temporary expansion of SNAP provided critical support… Read More

Mar 14, 2023 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger Joins Forces with LG to Provide Healthy Meals for 500,000 College Students, Raise Awareness About Food Insecurity on Campuses

LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2023 – Swipe Out Hunger, the leading nonprofit addressing student hunger, has joined forces with tech giant LG Electronics USA to help provide healthy meals to more than 500,000 college students struggling with food insecurity. LG is working… Read More

Mar 8, 2023 0 comments

Cultivating a Mindful and Inclusive Campus Culture: Supporting Students with Diverse Lived Experiences

What does it look like to have a campus culture where students, no matter what lived experience they bring, are welcomed, included, and given a path to succeed? How can a college craft anti-hunger and basic needs programming that meets the complex, yet… Read More

Mar 8, 2023 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger Awards $15,000 in Basic Needs Recognition Grants

March 8, 2023 – The leading national nonprofit working to end college student food insecurity, Swipe Out Hunger announced today that 5 colleges will each receive $3,000 grants in recognition of their outstanding work to support students’ basic needs.After distributing a total of… Read More

Mar 3, 2023 0 comments

Inside the Student-Led Anti-Hunger Movement in Florida

This blog is written by David Garner, a sophomore at Florida State University from Gainesville, Florida. Studying Political Science and International Affairs as a member of the FSU Honors Program, David has found a passion for helping people in need. With an interest in law and politics, he is looking… Read More

Feb 21, 2023 0 comments

Q&A with Jaime Hansen, Our Executive Director

Q: Reflecting on your last 6 months at Swipe Out Hunger, what is it actually like working here? What has surprised you the most about the team?One of the most surprising things has been the ongoing negotiation of the New York vs. Read More

Jan 18, 2023 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger Announces Board Leadership Transitions

Today, Swipe Out Hunger is excited to announce leadership transitions for its Board of Directors. Effective January 1, 2023, David Croom now serves as Board Chair. Croom joined the Board of Directors in February 2021 and brings a wealth of experience from… Read More

Dec 22, 2022 0 comments

How Campuses Are Ensuring Students Don’t Go Hungry This Break: Takeaways from our November Swipe Session

Nationally, one in three college students experiences food insecurity. For many of these students, they can find refuge at the dining hall with meal plans or at campus food pantries, which provides much-needed resources throughout the school year. During campus closures such… Read More

Nov 29, 2022 0 comments

Choose Your Own #GivingTuesday Adventure: Pick From 30+ Campuses To Donate To Today!

At Swipe Out Hunger, we pride ourselves on the one thing that makes us who we are: our network of campus partners. From our nascent beginnings, we always listened to what our campuses were experiencing, collaborated to explore innovation, and uplifted those… Read More

Nov 17, 2022 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger Announces the 2022 Nachman Justice Award Recipients

Each year, Swipe Out Hunger recognizes three student leaders for their food security work on campus through the Nachman Justice Award. Established in honor of former Vice President of Programs Marissa Nachman, this award celebrates students who embody Marissa’s core… Read More

Oct 26, 2022 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger Awards $3,000 Grants to Thirty Campus Pantries

October 26, 2022 – Today, Swipe Out Hunger — the leading national nonprofit working to end college student food insecurity — announced that thirty colleges will each receive $3,000 in Swipe Grants to support their campus food pantries.After the successful inaugural cycle of… Read More

Sep 29, 2022 0 comments

Campus Champions: Recognizing Student Leaders with the Nachman Justice Award

Created in honor of Marissa Nachman, former Vice President of Programs at Swipe Out Hunger and continued supporter, the Nachman Justice Award recognizes three student leaders who embody Marissa’s core values of justice, compassion, and equity through their food security work… Read More

Jul 27, 2022 0 comments

An Update from Our Founder

Dear Swipe Community,Twelve years ago, my friend Bryan invited me to spend hours moving pallets of food across campus to the UCLA food pantry. With each box of cereal we lifted, I expanded my understanding of the impact one person could have, even… Read More

Jul 18, 2022 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger Announces New Executive Director Jaime Hansen

July 18, 2022 – Today, Swipe Out Hunger announced its new Executive Director, Jaime Hansen (she/they), will lead the organization in its promising next chapter. As Executive Director, Hansen will manage the overall organizational vision and strategy and support the programs, advocacy,… Read More

Jul 8, 2022 0 comments

Building a Movement: Pennsylvania Students Advocate for Food Security

On March 28, 2022, Swipe Out Hunger organized over 115 students from 16 schools across Pennsylvania to lobby for the Hunger Free Campus Bill at the State Capitol in Harrisburg. After months of organizing and advocacy, the Governor signed the… Read More

May 6, 2022 0 comments

Celebrating the Success of Former Foster Youth

In honor of National Foster Care Month this May, we’re highlighting the champions that help build safe, accessible and joyful spaces on campus for foster youth. Few embody these values more than Los Angeles Trade Tech’s Dr. Dione Washington. For over 20… Read More

Apr 28, 2022 0 comments

College Campus Food Pantries: Learnings from a 2021 Survey

In 2021, Swipe Out Hunger surveyed college campus pantries following the organization’s acquisition of the College and University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA). This public paper assesses the current basic needs climate among college food pantries across the U.S., including their inventory, sourcing, services… Read More

Apr 12, 2022 0 comments

5 Things To Know About The Campus Pantry and College Hunger Landscape

We recently hosted more than 100 of our campus partners and community members on a webinar where we dove deep into the empirical evidence gleaned from our recent campus leader and pantry surveys. The survey is the most representative study of college… Read More

Apr 7, 2022 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger and TOP The Organic Project Partner to Support College Students

April 7, 2022 – Today, the leading national nonprofit working to end college student hunger, Swipe Out Hunger and organic period product company, TOP the organic project, announced its partnership to support college students. One in three college… Read More

Mar 22, 2022 0 comments

2022 – 2024 Strategic Plan

At the end of 2021, we completed our three-year strategic plan to support Swipe Out Hunger in achieving its mission. Informed by our staff, board members, and community members, we’re ecstatic to share our goals to end student hunger with you!1. Deliver equitable… Read More

Feb 3, 2022 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger Announces Microgrants to 17 Campus Pantries

February 3, 2022 – The leading national nonprofit working to end college student food insecurity, Swipe Out Hunger announced today that $3,000 microgrants will be distributed to 17 colleges to support their campus food pantries.This is the first cycle of Swipe Out Hunger’s… Read More

Nov 22, 2021 0 comments

Win a Case of Tampons for Your Campus Pantry!

Why get perishables for your campus pantry this Thanksgiving week, when you could support women with a basic need with Swipe Out Hunger? TOP the organic project’s mission is to increase access… Read More

Oct 22, 2021 0 comments

Chobani and Swipe Out Hunger Partner to Help College Students Experiencing Food Insecurity on 23 Campuses

NEW BERLIN, N.Y. – October 22, 2021 – Food insecurity is one of the most pervasive and devastating afflictions nationwide, impacting one in 10 Americans. College campuses are among the most affected, yet overlooked, communities, where one in three students faces hunger.Costly housing,… Read More

Oct 21, 2021 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger Acquires the College and University Food Bank Alliance

Campus pantries can fill out this interest form to gain access to Swipe Out Hunger resources under this acquisition. Swipe Out Hunger Invites 800+ New Members to Its Network October 21, 2021 – Today,… Read More

Jun 7, 2021 0 comments

Transact Partners with Swipe Out Hunger to Address College Student Food Insecurity

Transact to Share Swipe Out Hunger Information, Donate Meals at National, Regional, and Virtual ‘Food for Thought’ Events (Phoenix, AZ) — Today, Transact, the leader in innovative payment solutions for a connected campus, and Swipe Out Hunger, the leading nonprofit addressing hunger among… Read More