Pepperdine University
Welcome Waves!

About the program

At the end of each spring and fall semester, students can donate meal points at a table drive in the Waves Cafe. These donations are used to support families facing food insecurity in the community and meal points distributed by the Student Care Team for students facing food insecurity on campus. In addition to hosting the Swipe Drive, the Pepperdine Swipe Out Hunger team hosts a number of events to raise awareness on food insecurity, like “Sandwiches for Smiles” and National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

In 2018, the Swipe Out Hunger team at Pepperdine University raised over $5,000 from meal point donations.

Are you experiencing food insecurity on campus? Reach out to Stacy Rothberg, Associate Dean of Students, whose contact info is listed below in our Campus Resources section.


  • Zach Nelson

Year Founded


Program Roots

Swipe Out Hunger was established as a Pepperdine University student organization to help alleviate the food insecurity of the greater Los Angeles area and raise awareness of hunger and homelessness in the community. The program not only to feeds community members experiencing homelessness, but also educates students about homelessness and hunger in Los Angeles and what they can do to help. Starting in 2017, the program also developed a partnership with Dining and the Dean's Office to provide meal cards to students who are food insecure on campus.

Get involved

The Pepperdine Swipe Out Hunger chapter is always looking for motivated Waves to help us out. Reach out to [email protected] to get involved on our next events!