OUR WORK

Swipe Out Hunger is a national nonprofit committed to ending college student hunger. We advise colleges and universities on the design of commonsense and innovative anti-hunger programs.

We work with colleges and universities to implement a range of anti-hunger programs across our 130+ campus network. This includes a variety of efforts:

  • On-Campus Solutions

    We help campuses launch programs to combat student hunger. Our flagship program, “The Swipe Drive, enables students with extra meal swipes or dining dollars to donate them to their peers. We serve as an expert in innovative and sustainable meal donation practices. We are excited and available to connect with any campus team looking to launch a swipe program, expand the reach of a pre-existing swipe program, or support in developing and sustaining anti-hunger programs on their campus.

  • Advocacy & Policy

    We not only advocate for legislation on a state and federal level to end student hunger, but we train students to become basic needs champions through their own advocacy efforts. 

  • Student Empowerment

    We work with colleges to ensure students are at the forefront of every campus food security program. We lift up the stories of students so that their experiences drive the national conversation on student hunger. 

135 PARTNERS AND COUNTING

THE SWIPE DRIVE

  • Students donate extra meal swipes and/or dining dollars

  • Donated dollars move into Swipe fund**

  • Swipe fund is used towards:

  • Meal Swipes

  • Campus Food Pantry

** Learn more about how these Swipes get redistributed here.

POLICY SUPPORT

In addition to authoring the original Hunger Free Campus Bill and supporting its replication, which has been passed in two states and introduced in either others, we also sponsor legislation on the state and federal level to support student food security.

PASSED

SB 173 CalFresh: Postsecondary Student Eligibility: Work Study – 2019

Removes barriers to students receiving subsidies under CalFresh, in part by streamlining the application process.

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    AB 1278 Public Postsecondary Educational Institutions: Public Services and Programs: Internet Website Notification – 2019

    Requires California public universities to include internet website-based account for an enrolled student notification of, and a link to information on, specified public services and programs, including the CalFresh program, county or local housing resources, and county or local mental health services.

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      SB 150 Student Financial Aid: Chafee Grant Awards – 2019

      Improves access to the Chafee grant for foster youth by speeding up disbursements and creating more flexible standards for maintaining the grant.

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        Are college students a demographic your company currently serves? How so?


        What kind of partnership are you interested in creating? Tell us what you have in mind -- the sky is the limit! Please include as much information as you can about your goals, budget, and timing.


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        IN PROCESS

        College Student Hunger Act of 2019 introduced by by U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) – Federal – 2019

        Ensures support to students facing food insecurity and removes barriers to low-income college students accessing SNAP benefits by expanding the eligibility criteria.

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          We seek to partner with companies who are committed to accessible, sustainable, and equitable anti-hunger practices. Please share any details about your company's commitments to these values.


          Are college students a demographic your company currently serves? How so?


          What kind of partnership are you interested in creating? Tell us what you have in mind -- the sky is the limit! Please include as much information as you can about your goals, budget, and timing.


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          Food For Thought Act, introduced by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Ca) – Federal – 2019

          Authorize $6 million a year for a pilot investment to create grants that would help provide free meals to the nation’s community college students .

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            We seek to partner with companies who are committed to accessible, sustainable, and equitable anti-hunger practices. Please share any details about your company's commitments to these values.


            Are college students a demographic your company currently serves? How so?


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            AB 1862 Tuition-Free Bachelor’s Degree – 2020

            Provides two years of tuition-free education at any California State University campus for any student who has received an associate degree for transfer from a California Community College and received a fee waiver through the California College Promise program.

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              Tell us about your company. What are you all about?


              We seek to partner with companies who are committed to accessible, sustainable, and equitable anti-hunger practices. Please share any details about your company's commitments to these values.


              Are college students a demographic your company currently serves? How so?


              What kind of partnership are you interested in creating? Tell us what you have in mind -- the sky is the limit! Please include as much information as you can about your goals, budget, and timing.


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              H.R. 6201 Coronavirus Response Act – 2020

              Provides paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers.

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                Tell us about your company. What are you all about?


                We seek to partner with companies who are committed to accessible, sustainable, and equitable anti-hunger practices. Please share any details about your company's commitments to these values.


                Are college students a demographic your company currently serves? How so?


                What kind of partnership are you interested in creating? Tell us what you have in mind -- the sky is the limit! Please include as much information as you can about your goals, budget, and timing.


                Please provide your name and email address so that we can be in touch.


                OUR IMPACT

                STUDENT HUNGER IS REAL.
                WE CAN HELP END IT.

                In the 2020 – 2021 school year, we provided 500,000 meals to students across the nation.

                • 88% of programs involve student leaders

                • 61% of students feel their college is more supportive of students like them

                • 67% of students are comfortable using the resource at their college

                I am also able to socialize with my friends on campus without being embarrassed that I can’t buy any food on campus.