Southern Illinois University

About the program

During the first several weeks of each semester, donation drives are held where students can donate their guest meal passes to students. For the first year of this program, swipes are distributed through the Saluki Food Pantry. The Saluki Food Pantry will distribute the swipes directly to the student’s ID card.

Are you experiencing food insecurity on campus? Click here to learn more about how you can receive swipes from the Swipe Out Hunger program and check out our Campus Resources section below for information on the Saluki Food Pantry.


  • Belainesh Nigeda
  • Rebecca Gonnering

Year Founded


Program Roots

SIU launched their Swipe Out Hunger Program following a student-led initiative to end food insecurity on campus. Through a collaborative effort between Culinary and Nutrition Services, the Saluki Food Pantry, Wellness and Health Promotion Services, and the Office of Sustainably, SIU’s program raises awareness around the issues of student hunger and helps provide nutritious meals to students in need.

Get involved

If you're like to get involved, reach out to Rebecca Gonnering at [email protected].


  • Lower Level of the Student Center

  • Monday: 10am - 1pm; Thursday: 1pm - 4pm