University of California – Santa Barbara
About the program
Swipe Out Hunger is a campus organization that collects donated swipes to help address food insecurity in our community. Students can donate up to three swipes per week by filling out this online google form, which goes live Monday mornings at 11am through Wednesday nights at 8pm. By donating a meal swipe, students are helping feed a neighboring student who would otherwise go hungry. Eighty percent of swipes turn into meal vouchers for Gauchos in need (available for pick-up at the AS Food Bank) and the other 20% are converted to a monetary value, which is used to purchase food for local shelters. More information can be found here.
In the Winter 2019 semester, Gauchos donated 500 swipes to their classmates in need!
Are you experiencing food or housing insecurity? Fill out this online application to request vouchers and check out our Campus Resources section for contact information for AS Food Bank.
If you would like to get involved at UCSB, either as a volunteer or for a leadership position, feel free to reach out to us by e-mailing the team directly at email@example.com.
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