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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

May 26, 2021 0 comments

Announcing the Nachman Justice Award

When I began building the Swipe Out Hunger national team, I knew I had to hire someone capable of growing a small idea into a nationwide movement– and friends, I got just that and so much more in our former Vice President of Programs, Marissa Nachman… Read More

Apr 20, 2021 0 comments

The Power of Community: Recap on Swipe Session Series

What’s the best way to learn? In community. To share the wealth of knowledge about sustainable food security resources for college students with our network, we launched our Swipe Session series! These monthly meetings bring together our nationwide community to learn about relevant… Read More

Mar 9, 2021 0 comments

Maryland Could Become Just Third State to Establish Fund Against College Food Insecurity

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — In one of the richest states in the country, nearly 100,000 Maryland college students were fighting food insecurity even before the pandemic added more financial strain. State Sen. Mary Washington is presenting the Hunger-Free Campus Act to the Education, Health,… Read More

Feb 19, 2021 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger Testifies before California Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance

Emily Hinton is the Policy Fellow at Swipe Out Hunger. Emily Hinton is the Policy Fellow at Swipe Out Hunger, where she assists with research and analysis around anti-hunger policies and legislation. In early February, Emily submitted this written testimony to the California Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education… Read More

Jan 25, 2021 0 comments

CampusWorks’ Partnership with Swipe Out Hunger Provides More Than 15,000 Hot Meals to College Students During Pandemic

Bradenton, FL – CampusWorks, a strategic higher education consulting firm, recently became the first company to partner with Swipe Out Hunger, a leading nonprofit dedicated to combating hunger among college students, to launch a community fundraising campaign that will provide hot dining hall… Read More

Jan 5, 2021 0 comments

Surviving The Economic Storm With A Pool Noodle

Even before the pandemic, one in three college students in this country experienced food insecurity and nearly one in five experienced housing insecurity or homelessness. Economic inequality prior to the pandemic combined with the COVID-19 crisis has left our nation’s college students with record… Read More

Dec 9, 2020 0 comments

New Survey Reveals One-Third of College Students Have Missed a Meal at Least Once a Week Since The Pandemic

In partnership with Chegg, Swipe Out Hunger, and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, findings of this new report suggest college students are experiencing increased levels of food insecurity, job loss, and financial stress read… Read More

Nov 20, 2020 0 comments

A Week in the Life of a University of Minnesota Anti-Hunger Advocate: Part Three

This is the third of a three-part series for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2020 written by University of Minnesota’s Swipe Out Hunger’s Co-President, Gigi Otten. Over the last few months, her and her incredible team of student advocates have galvanized on campus and beyond to create lasting change… Read More

Nov 18, 2020 0 comments

Sodexo and Swipe Out Hunger Expand Program for Students Experiencing Food Insecurity to 100 U.S. Campuses

Gaithersburg, Md. – One in three college students face food insecurity each year. With the financial strain on families combined with physical and emotional stress caused by the pandemic, student food insecurity has increased by 14 percent. Following a successful pilot program,… Read More