WE’VE GOT SOME PRETTY EPIC
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?
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.
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.
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 32 states and more than 80 campuses. For more information, visit swipehunger.org.
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