University of California – Riverside
Welcome Highlanders!

About the program

Throughout the 10th week of each quarter, the UC Riverside Swipe Out Hunger team hosts a drive to allow Higherlanders to donate three meal swipes, which are used to stock the R’Pantry on campus and support the R’Garden and R’Kitchen. At this time, guest swipes cannot be donated and students with an unlimited meal plan cannot donate swipes.

Check out how students at UC Riverside are making lasting change on campus by supporting their peers through R’Pantry. In the 2018 Winter semester, Highlanders donated 992 swipes to their classmates in need!


Are you experiencing food or housing insecurity? Check out our Campus Resources section to see how you can gain access to the food pantry.

Founders

  • Rafid Sikder
  • Lakhan Ghandi

Year Founded

Spring 2015

Program Roots

UC Riverside Swipe Out Hunger is an organization that collect extra meal swipes on the 10th week of each quarter. We are able to collect up to 2,000 swipes total each quarter. These swipes then get converted into money which can amount to a total of $5,000 which we use to purchase food. We distribute the food to the R'Pantry and Feeding America. That way we are helping our students on campus who are food insecure as well as the community of Riverside and San Bernardino.

Get involved

Swipe Out Hunger at UC Riverside is currently working on opening a student kitchen on campus that would not only distribute food revived from dining halls, but also be a place to host cooking demonstrations, community dinners, and events on CalFresh. If you are interested in getting involved with the kitchen or Swipe Out Hunger on campus, please contact UC Riverside's Swipe Out Hunger President, Geraldine Quinones at gquin009@ucr.edu. Learn more about Swipe Out Hunger at UC Riverside here.

CAMPUS RESOURCES

  • The R'Pantry is at Costo Hall 110.

  • Hours of operation vary per quarter.

  • You can call 951.827.9355 to access everything from non-perishable food to personal hygiene items.