OUR WORK

85 PARTNERS AND COUNTING

HOW WE WORK

  • Students donate extra meal swipes

  • Donated dollars move into Swipe fund

  • Swipe fund is used towards:

  • Meal Swipes

  • Campus Food Pantry

BEYOND MEAL SWIPES

  • Authored successful +$20 million in legislation to support CA campuses with anti-hunger efforts

  • Grow SNAP outreach

  • Fight stigma associated with college student hunger through campaigns

OUR IMPACT

STUDENT HUNGER IS REAL.
WE CAN HELP END IT.

In the 2018 – 2019 school year, we grew our campus partners by 82%
and expanded to eight new states.

  • 50% of students learned about the resource from a friend

  • 89% of students agreed it was an easy to access the resource

  • 96% of students are comfortable using the resource at their college

In the four years I’ve been in college, this is one of the first programs that has actually aided my needs as a first generation, low-income student.

University of California, Irvine senior

OUR THEORY OF CHANGE

After an effective campus meal share program is adopted…

  • HIGHER EDThe Higher Ed space will move closer towards becoming
    a true platform for equity and equality.
  • MOVEMENTThe college basic needs movement will gain greater
    momentum.
  • CAMPUSThe campus will achieve higher retention and graduation rates
    and become more inclusive as a whole.
  • STUDENTStudents will experience improved health and nutrition, less
    stigma and isolation, and increased academic wellbeing
    .