Bowling Green State University
Welcome Falcons!

About the program

Supporting Swipe Out Hunger

Students, faculty, and staff that currently have meal plans that include swipes for meal payments can support Swipe Out Hunger by donating swipes they do not need on a weekly basis!

If you think you have swipes to spare, please visit The Oaks or Carillon Front Desks where you swipe in for meals, and ask a staff member for a form to donate swipes for the week.

All swipes donated are collected and added to a pool of swipes which the University can then distribute to students facing food insecurity when the Dean of Students Office is made aware of student need. Every swipe counts because every Falcon matters!

Getting Support for Food Insecurity

The Office of the Dean of Students supports students facing food insecurity in a number of ways. You can complete this online form and a member of the office will respond to setup a meeting discuss your needs and options available to you. For more information on the Mobile Food Pantry, Falcon Care Cards, Grab-N-Go Bags, visit the Dean of Students Office at Bowen Thompson Student Union, Room 301 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm, or give the office a call at 419.372.2843.


  • University Undergraduate Student Government in partnership with Chartwells Dining

Year Founded


Program Roots

Bowling Green State University launched the Falcon Care Program in 2014 as a collaboration between Chartwells Dining Services and Undergraduate Student government as a means to deal with food insecurity on campus.

Get involved

The Falcon Care Program provides meal cards with swipes to students facing food insecurity.


The Grab-N-Go Food Assistance Program provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 3-days to students facing food insecurity, in the form of a takeaway grocery bag.


For more information on how to access or support the above resources on campus, please contact Danielle Haynes in The Office of the Dean of Students by phone at 419.372.2843, or email at [email protected].


You may also visit our online application for food assistance.


  • 301 Bowen Thompson Student Union

  • 8:00am - 5:00pm from Monday - Friday

  • 419.372.2843