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Message from our Founder and CEO Rachel Sumekh

Dear Swipe Community,

After a year in the making, we share with you our newly designed website– and it goes beyond a few pages of simple HTML code. 

Our new site will serve as a digital backbone to our collective work ending college hunger. We’ve studied the way our network engages with us and developed a website that gives our movement builders the resources to amplify their impact. Here are some cool new functionalities you should check out:

Our Campus Partners: Scroll through our interactive map, which highlights each Swipe Out Hunger program across the nation. Click on a campus page to read about food resources available on campus and the students leading the way. Our role is not just pointing to information about the Swipe Out Hunger meal program, but to also bring forward basic needs resources that may otherwise go unnoticed on campus.

Our Blog: You’ve heard us say that we’re the leading voice on college student hunger– and now we have a platform to turn up the volume on our microphone. Our blog will share the most up-to-date news in the higher education basic needs movement, the work of our inspiring student leaders, important policy changes, as well as how Swipe Out Hunger HQ continues to grow and learn. 

The Evidence: In our early days around 2010, our time was spent helping higher education institutions understand the pervasiveness and impact of food insecurity. Today, we get to spend less time educating and more time building programs because partners like the Hope Center and the University of California have released research establishing college hunger as a priority for administrators. And we know our partners ask us to refer them to this compelling research and data on the issue. To that end, we’ve created a page for this purpose. We will continue to update this page with the latest research that makes this issue resonate among campus leadership.

We could go on about the site but we want to hear what you find engaging. Click around and tell us something you’re loving by tagging Swipe Out Hunger across social media. 

As a decentralized, student-led movement, a strong digital platform is essential. We can’t wait to continue filling these pages of HTML with the stories and data of our basic needs movement. 

Forever swiping,

Rachel

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