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Feb 10, 2020 0 comments

Student Leader Spotlight: Austin Fergusson, University of Connecticut

https://vimeo.com/390608481 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… Read More

Nov 26, 2019 0 comments

Rounding Up at Linn-Benton Community College

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

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 Director of… 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… Read More

Nov 19, 2019 0 comments

Swipe Out Hunger Announces Winners for CUNY Pitch Competition!

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 competitive process,… Read More