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

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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.

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The White House: Champion of Change

City of Los Angeles: Certificate of Recognition

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Swipe Out Hunger is a national nonprofit committed to ending college student hunger. It partners with colleges and universities to provide financially and logistically efficient anti-hunger programs. The organization’s flagship program, “The Swipe Drive,” allows students to donate their extra meal plan swipes to their peers who face food insecurity on campus. 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 1.7 million nourishing meals across 33 states and more than 85 campuses. For more information, visit swipehunger.org

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