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Back to School: How You Can Help College Students

Students are facing a school year like no other. College students are returning to classes during a time of great uncertainty and formidable barriers to success. Swipe Out Hunger has been a trusted partner to students for the last decade and is meeting this moment head on.

It is more important than ever to stand with students and make sure that this academic year they can focus on their future, not on their hunger. Your support during our Back to School Campaign allows Swipe Out Hunger to do just that.

Here’s how we are showing up for students at this critical moment:

Connecting students with resources to meet their basic needs.

This summer, we launched the Student Navigator Network to connect college students to available assistance programs and resources by pairing them with highly trained peers. Peer-to-peer support reduces the stigma often associated with seeking assistance and increases the likelihood that students will ask for the help they need.

Developing the next generation of changemakers.

This month, 50 students from across the country attended our 5th annual Swipe Student Summit where they connected, developed innovative approaches to combating food insecurity, and reaffirmed the importance of their leadership in this moment. We are dedicated to empowering, training, and coaching student leaders to be active and effective advocates while growing a student-led movement to end hunger on campuses nationwide.

Fighting for the equitable distribution of student aid.

After our advocacy efforts resulted in the unprecedented allocation of $6.28 billion in emergency student aid in the CARES Act, we launched the #FairCARES campaign to empower student leaders with the tools and strategies needed to advocate to their administrators for a responsive, transparent, and equitable distribution of these funds.

We are proud of all that our network of students, administrators, and Swipe Out Hunger supporters have accomplished during this tumultuous time. But with students’ basic needs growing, there is still so much to do.

That is why I am asking you to join us and make a gift to support students during a time of unprecedented need.

Together, we will make sure that hunger is no longer a barrier to education.

With gratitude,

Rachel Sumekh
Founder & CEO
Swipe Out Hunger

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