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College Students Struggle to Enroll in SNAP—but Peer Support Programs Help

Civil Eats

As more students face food insecurity during the pandemic, student navigators at the City University of New York help clear SNAP sign-up hurdles.

More Than 3 Million College Students Who Can’t Afford Food May Be Eligible for Expanded SNAP Benefits

Money.com

On any given day, Christal Yu fields about 10 texts and emails from fellow students asking about food pantries, rental assistance, or low-cost textbooks. A student at Borough of Manhattan Community College, she balances schoolwork with her role as a student navigator, guiding peers to critical resources.

Swipe Out Hunger’s CUNY Student Food Navigator Program works toward ending student hunger

The Ticker

Swipe Out Hunger’s CUNY Student Food Navigator Program is a digital referral service for CUNY students struggling with food insecurity as part of its mission to address college hunger.

Nonprofit Seeks to ‘Democratize Dining Halls’ to End College Hunger

Cheddar

Universities are often thought of as elite institutions of learning, not places rife with hunger where students face routine instances of food insecurity. Yet one organization, Swipe Out Hunger, is tackling the issue head-on.

Tuition or Dinner? Nearly Half of College Students Surveyed in a New Report Are Going Hungry

The New York Times

Many routinely skip meals and take ‘poverty naps’ because they cannot afford groceries. Campus food pantries are helping, but are they enough?

How It Feels To Go On a Hunger Strike

Eater

Mary-Pat Hector, a student at Spelman College in Atlanta and the youth director of the National Action Network, wasn’t anticipating a fight. In the fall 2017 semester, when she learned that many of her peers were struggling to get enough to eat, she assumed the school would move quickly to feed them. 

Pilot meal-share program aims to fight food insecurity at UVM

My NBC 5

Every student at the University of Vermont starts out with an unlimited amount of meal swipes. But within a year or two, the majority of students move off campus and get off the meal plan.

Mobilizing an immediate response to campus food insecurity

The Stanford Daily

Food insecurity is a common thread throughout the graduate student stories highlighted in The Daily, and it affects undergraduates as well. As demonstrated in a recent Government Accountability Office report, campus food insecurity is a pervasive national problem that demands a coordinated response among the federal government, state agencies and universities.

The Truth about Hunger in America

The Washington Post

Though hunger is often framed as a problem happening somewhere else in the world, more than 23 million Americans live in food deserts, generally defined as areas that are more than 1 mile from a grocery store, which can limit their ability to access affordable, nutrient-dense foods.

Swiping Out Food Insecurity, One Meal At A Time

The Georgetown Voice

While many on campus are able to easily hand over their GOCard to Suru, there are others facing food insecurity who have to think twice. Over the past few months, students have taken the lead on a variety of projects at Georgetown that aim to tackle food insecurity, and they are now looking to expand these programs into the future.

Food Pantry at Columbia to receive $5,000 in annual funding from Columbia Dining through partnership with Swipe Out Hunger

The Columbia Spectator

The Food Pantry at Columbia will begin receiving $5,000 in annual funds through a new partnership between Columbia Dining and the national nonprofit Swipe Out Hunger.

Other Blog Posts

Maryland Could Become Just Third State to Establish Fund Against College Food Insecurity

Maryland Could Become Just Third State to Establish Fund Against College Food Insecurity

Swipe Out Hunger Testifies before California Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance

Swipe Out Hunger Testifies before California Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance

CampusWorks’ Partnership with Swipe Out Hunger Provides More Than 15,000 Hot Meals to College Students During Pandemic

CampusWorks’ Partnership with Swipe Out Hunger Provides More Than 15,000 Hot Meals to College Students During Pandemic

Back in Session: Learnings from 2020 Swipe Sessions

Back in Session: Learnings from 2020 Swipe Sessions

Surviving The Economic Storm With A Pool Noodle

Surviving The Economic Storm With A Pool Noodle

New Survey Reveals One-Third of College Students Have Missed a Meal at Least Once a Week Since The Pandemic

New Survey Reveals One-Third of College Students Have Missed a Meal at Least Once a Week Since The Pandemic

Sodexo and Swipe Out Hunger Expand Program for Students Experiencing Food Insecurity to 100 U.S. Campuses

Sodexo and Swipe Out Hunger Expand Program for Students Experiencing Food Insecurity to 100 U.S. Campuses

The Green Thumbs of Student Leaders: Reflections from our Virtual 2020 Swipe Student Summit

The Green Thumbs of Student Leaders: Reflections from our Virtual 2020 Swipe Student Summit

Just Keep Swiping, Just Keep Swiping: How Colleges are Leveraging Swipe Programs

Just Keep Swiping, Just Keep Swiping: How Colleges are Leveraging Swipe Programs

A Week in the Life of a University of Minnesota Anti-Hunger Advocate: Part One

A Week in the Life of a University of Minnesota Anti-Hunger Advocate: Part One

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