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Jan 22, 2020 1 comments

What Happens When Students & Administration Co-Create Food Security Programs

Katie Zimmerman is in her fourth year at the University of Delaware and is the Co-Founder of the Swipe Out Hunger program, which started in Fall 2018. After launching and implementing a successful program, Katie shares how she worked with administrators to make the… Read More

Jan 21, 2020 0 comments

Student Leader Spotlight: Esha Mishra, University of Delaware

Like a tree, our programs start with something small. Oftentimes, it can be a student concerned about the lack of food security options on campus or a university administration professional who notices far too many students experiencing food insecurity on their campus. Over time, you… Read More

Dec 10, 2019 0 comments

Reaching 100: A Year-End Reflection from our VP of Programs

Three years ago, I interviewed at a small start-up called Swipe Out Hunger. At the time, there was just one other employee — its Founder and CEO, Rachel Sumekh. And I’ll be honest — I didn’t know much about college student hunger when I joined… Read More

Dec 5, 2019 0 comments

PepsiCo Joins the Fight to Address Student Food Insecurity

Swipe Student Leaders Betty Zamora and Keilyn Rubio stand at the Arbor, the active and bustling heart of University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) campus, asking their peers “Got extra swipes?” This quarter stood out as we partnered with PepsiCo to… Read More

Nov 26, 2019 0 comments

Rounding Up at Linn-Benton Community College

R&D Lab: Innovative Solutions Jessi Walker is a Student Success Specialist and co-founder of the Swipe program at Linn-Benton Community College. We invited her to write a blog about how she made a Swipe Out Hunger program operate within a community college model. Read More

Nov 25, 2019 0 comments

Fall 2019 Advocacy Learnings: Little “P” Policy, Relationship-Building, and Risk-Taking

R&D Lab: Student Advocacy Pictured above (L to R): Katie Gouge (University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Swipe Social Media Coordinator), Kaylee Sheppard (University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Swipe Vice President), Owen Flomberg (University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Swipe President), and Katie Stapleton (University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Swipe… Read More

Nov 21, 2019 0 comments

Challah for Hunger Announces New National Partnership with Swipe Out Hunger

Students at Temple University hosted a Swipe Out Hunger and Challah For Hunger partner bake during the 2019 Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The proceeds from the bake sale will go to the Cherry Pantry or Student Emergency Aid Fund in the Division of Student Affairs. Read More

Nov 20, 2019 0 comments

REPORT: Trellis Company: Studying On Empty

This report unveils the drivers and intersecting contextual factors of student food insecurity with a working definition as an evolving, rather than stagnant state. Factors range from receiving SNAP benefits to being a single parent to being a former foster youth, as well as household… Read More

Nov 20, 2019 0 comments

REPORT: The Hope Center: Guide to Assessing Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education, Fall 2019

R&D Lab: Resource Hub Campus-specific basic needs data is key to student leaders on the ground in advocating for programs and institutional policies on campus, as well as bringing the issue to the attention of legislators locally and federally. The Hope Center for… Read More

Nov 19, 2019 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger Announces Winners for CUNY Pitch Competition!

R&D Lab: Innovation Solutions This fall, Healthy CUNY and Swipe Out Hunger partnered for its first ever pitch competition on the search for innovative solutions to food insecurity across the CUNY campuses to create lasting change in their communities. After a… Read More