University of Idaho

About the program

University of Idaho is one of the 13 campuses participating in the meal swipe bank pilot program that Sodexo and Swipe out Hunger launched in Spring 2020. At each of these universities, Sodexo is establishing a “Meal Swipe Bank” for students facing food insecurity. For the 2020- 2021 academic year, Sodexo is providing two meals for every mandatory meal plan sold at University of Idaho.

To request meal support, members of the Vandal community can fill out a Vandal CARE report to be connected with a Vandal Care team representative who can provide assistance. For more information about the Vandal Food pantry check out the campus resources section below.


Year Founded


Program Roots

In the fall of 2019, University of Idaho was selected to participate in the meal swipe bank pilot program developed by Sodexo and Swipe Out Hunger.

Get involved

If you are interested in supporting the launch of this program, please contact [email protected]!


  • The Mobile Pantry operates from the loading dock at the Pittman Center

  • Visit for times. 

  • 208-885-9442