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It’s undeniable that the cost of attending college keeps rising. But there’s more to the cost of enrollment than just tuition and books. A surprising number of college students deal with basic needs insecurity, meaning they struggle to secure stable housing or enough food to eat.
Swipe Out Hunger is a national nonprofit committed to ending college student hunger. It works with colleges and universities to design and implement a range of anti-hunger programs, including “The Swipe Drive” which enables students to donate meals to their peers facing food insecurity on campus. Swipe Out Hunger promotes on-campus solutions, policy and advocacy, and student empowerment practices to address college food insecurity. Recognized for its entrepreneurial nature, Swipe Out Hunger has been named an Obama White House Champion For Change and its founder, Rachel Sumekh, has landed a spot on the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. From its beginnings as a grassroots movement at UCLA in 2010, Swipe Out Hunger has since served 2.5 million nourishing meals across 49 states and more than 300 campuses. For more information, visit swipehunger.org.
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