University of California – Santa Cruz
Welcome Slugs!

About the program

Throughout the last few weeks of the winter and spring quarters, the Swipes for Slugs team hosts a drive where students can donate their unused swipes online or at the cafeteria stations to help their classmates facing food insecurity on campus. The Slug Support case managers, housed in the Dean of Students’ office, then distribute the swipes to students in need.

Are you experiencing food insecurity on campus? Students in need of food assistance can contact Slug Support here and check out our Campus Resources section below for more information.


  • Judy Xie

Year Founded


Program Roots

Swipes for Slugs was founded with a mission of ending student food insecurity and hunger in the surrounding community. The program operates in strong partnership with the Dean of Students Office and Dining.

Get involved

Contact Alondra SalazarΒ to see how you can get involved in the Swipes for Slugs initiative.Β