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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