Linn-Benton Community College

About the program

Without a meal plan, Linn-Benton Community College implements a “Round Up” program around campus, encouraging all to round up to the nearest dollar on food purchases. All proceeds are created into food service gift cards that can be used in our cafe and cafeteria, distributed to students in need of a meal. Throughout the term, anyone can donate anytime they make a purchase in the Campus Store, Commons Cafeteria, or the Courtyard Cafe by telling the cashier that you would like to “Round Up” and the purchase will be rounded to the next dollar or you can even specify a higher amount. There are also designated change donation cans at the register for coins and cash if you prefer. Meal passes are then distributed primarily through Single Stop on campus at Admissions, where students can learn about resources available to them.

Are you experiencing food insecurity on campus? Check out Single Stop and our Campus Resources section below for more information.


  • Lawrence LaJoie
  • Jessi Walker
  • Emily Dray
  • Amanda Stanley
  • Barb Horn

Year Founded

May 2019

Program Roots

Originating as a subgroup of LBCC's Affordability Task Force, FIG (the Food Insecurities Group) formed to find options for keeping students fed with nutritious meals, so that they can stay on campus, focus on schoolwork, and make the most of their college experience. The FIG then partnered with the Campus Store and Food Services to create LBCC's flavor of Swipe Out Hunger, called Round Up, which launched in May 2019.

Get involved

Contact Jessi Walker, Student Success Specialist at [email protected] or Lawrence LaJoie, Director of Enterprise Services at [email protected].