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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

What does it mean to transform eating from a personal experience to a political act and back again? Eater spoke with four people who undertook a hunger strike, each for a different cause. What follows are their stories in their own words.

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.

Why Don’t Colleges Do More to Help Students in Need? Money, Attitudes, and More

The Chronicle of Higher Education

What keeps colleges from doing more with emergency aid? Money, attitudes, and more.
Why don’t colleges just tap into their own housing programs and meal plans to help students in need?

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Aramark Partners With Swipe Out Hunger, Expands Efforts to Address Campus Food Insecurity

Message from our Founder and CEO | Rachel Sumekh

Message from our Founder and CEO | Rachel Sumekh

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