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Mar 11, 2020 0 comments

Resources for Los Angeles Students Amidst COVID-19 Closings

This is a time of uncertainty for many students amidst the growing COVID-19 outbreak. We know colleges have adjusted their operations in response. Many have introduced remote classes. A handful are asking students to even leave campus. No matter the response from institutions, we know… Read More

Mar 11, 2020 0 comments

Resources for CUNY Students Amidst COVID-19 Closings

On Wednesday, March 11, CUNY announced that after a 5-day transition recess period, all CUNY classes will resume in distance-learning mode and will remain so through the end of the spring semester. In the words of the CUNY Chancellor, “By transitioning to distance learning, CUNY… Read More

Feb 20, 2020 0 comments

Introducing our 2020 – 2023 Strategy

How do you build a strategic plan within an evolving landscape? In recent years, the higher education basic needs movement has been gaining traction unlike ever before. Not only is there growing data to… Read More

Feb 12, 2020 0 comments

REPORT: The Hope Center: #RealCollege 2019: Five Years of Evidence on Campus Basic Needs Insecurity

R&D Lab: Resource Hub Today, the Hope Center released its annual #RealCollege report, which culminated in five years of data on campus basic needs insecurity. As the leading research center on the higher education basic needs movement, the Hope Center report marks a significant moment… Read More

Feb 10, 2020 0 comments

Student Leader Spotlight: Austin Fergusson, University of Connecticut

Lived experiences can drive and inform social change. It is those with first-hand knowledge and familiarity of the issue that can often be the most effective messengers and program designers.For Swipe Out Hunger Student Leader Austin Fergusson, his experiences inspired him to tackle social stigmas… Read More

Feb 6, 2020 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger Testifies Before Joint Committee on Higher Education

Swipe Out Hunger was recently invited to testify before the Joint Committee on Higher Education in Albany, NY. Our newest hire, Advocacy and Organizing Manager Robb Friedlander (pictured left) represented the Swipe Movement at the February 4, 2020 hearing with the following testimony:… Read More

Jan 22, 2020 0 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