Swipe Out Hunger is a national nonprofit committed to ending college student hunger. We work with colleges and universities to design and implement a range of anti-hunger programs across our 400+ campus network. This includes a variety of efforts:

  • On-Campus Solutions

    We help campuses launch innovative and sustainable food security programs to combat student hunger, including:
    The Swipe Drive, which enables students to donate meals to their peers
    Campus Food Pantries, supporting colleges with best practices and microgrants
    SNAP enrollment opportunities, providing guidance for students to access this governmental benefit

  • Policy + Advocacy

    We advocate for legislation like the Hunger Free Campus Bill on a state level and support other federal legislation to end student hunger. We also 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 through student leadership training, our annual student summit, and resource sharing.

Get in touch with us to ensure no student has to choose between food and their education.

“It has been really helpful to feel plugged into a larger Swipe Out Hunger network of people who are working on the same issues and are passionate about addressing them.”
Ashley Ramsden
Basic Needs Staff at CSU Monterey Bay
“Swipe Out Hunger has been an awesome support system and has an endless toolbox of ways to help assist all programs and initiatives that we are thinking about putting into place.”
Erin Neff
Student Leader at Baldwin Wallace University
“The issue is now more legitimized by partnering with Swipe Out Hunger. And we’re getting a lot more steam behind the initiative of addressing student hunger.”
Lawrence LaJoie
Director of Enterprise Services at Linn-Benton Community College



  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Montevallo
  • University of North Alabama
  • University of South Alabama
  • University of West Alabama


  • University of Alaska – Fairbanks


  • Arizona Western College
  • University of Arizona


  • Arkansas State University
  • Southern Arkansas University
  • University of Arkansas


  • American River College
  • Antelope Valley College
  • Biola University
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo
  • California Lutheran University
  • Chaffey College
  • Chapman University
  • California State University – Channel Islands
  • California State University – East Bay
  • California State University – Fullerton
  • California State University – Long Beach
  • California State University – Los Angeles
  • California State University – Maritime
  • California State University – Monterey Bay
  • California State University – San Bernardino
  • California State University – Fresno
  • Humboldt State University
  • Los Angeles Harbor College
  • Los Medanos College
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Otis College of Art and Design
  • Pepperdine University
  • Sacramento State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Josรฉ State University
  • Santa Monica College
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Santiago Canyon College
  • University of California – Berkeley
  • University of California – Davis
  • University of California – Irvine
  • University of California – Merced
  • University of California – Riverside
  • University of California – San Diego
  • University of California – Santa Barbara
  • University of California – Santa Cruz
  • University of California – Los Angeles
  • University of Southern California
  • Westmont College


  • University of Lethbridge


  • Aims Community College
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado Mountain College in Leadville
  • Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs
  • Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs
  • Colorado State University
  • Columbia University
  • Front Range Community College
  • Otero College
  • Regis University
  • University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado, Denver
  • University of Denver
  • Western Colorado University


  • Manchester Community College
  • Tunxis Community College
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of New Haven


  • Delaware State University
  • University of Delaware


  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida SouthWestern State College
  • Florida State University
  • Miami Dade College
  • New College of Florida
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Pensacola State College
  • Polk State College
  • Stetson University
  • The University of West Florida
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Florida
  • University of South Florida


  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Dalton State College
  • Emory University
  • Georgia College & State University
  • Interdenominational Theological Center
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Morehouse College
  • Morris Brown College
  • OgeecheeTechnical College
  • Oglethorpe University
  • Spelman College
  • Valdosta State University


  • Boise State University
  • College of Western Idaho
  • Idaho State University
  • Lewis Clark State College
  • Northwest Nazarene University
  • University of Idaho


  • College of DuPage
  • DePaul University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Elgin Community College
  • Lewis and Clark Community College
  • Millikin University
  • Moraine Valley Community College
  • National Louis University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northwestern University
  • Southern Illinois University
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Western Illinois University
  • Wheaton College


  • Indiana State University
  • Ivy Tech Community College


  • Grand View University
  • Kirkwood Community College
  • University of Dubuque
  • University of Iowa


  • Barton Community College
  • Emporia State University
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kansas State University


  • Gateway Community and Technical College
  • Hopkinsville Community College
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • University of Kentucky
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College


  • Dillard University
  • Loyola New Orleans
  • Northwestern State University
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • University of New Orleans


  • University of Maine at Fort Kent
  • University of Maine at Machias
  • University of Maine at Presque Isle
  • University of Southern Maine


  • Allegany College of Maryland
  • Anne Arundel Community College
  • Morgan State University
  • Salisbury University
  • Towson University
  • University of Maryland – Baltimore County


  • Bentley University
  • Clark University
  • Dean College
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Greenfield Community Colleg
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Springfield College


  • Alma College
  • Aquinas College
  • Calvin University
  • Delta College
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Oakland University
  • Olivet College
  • University of Michigan


  • Carleton College
  • Central Lakes College
  • College of St. Scholastica
  • Minnesota State University – Mankato
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • University of Minnesota


  • Mississippi State University
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Southern Mississippi


  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Washington University in St. Louis


  • Creighton University


  • University of Nevada – Reno
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas

New Hampshire

  • University of New Hampshire

New Jersey

  • Montclair State University
  • New Jersey City University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Rutgers University – New Brunswick
  • Rutgers University – Newark
  • The College of New Jersey

New Mexico

  • Western New Mexico University

New York

  • Cornell University
  • D’Youville College
  • Ithaca College
  • Mercy College
  • State University of New York – Delhi

North Carolina

  • Elon University
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of North Carolina – Charlotte

North Dakota

  • North Dakota State University


  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Denison University
  • Kent State University
  • Ohio University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Findlay


  • Oral Roberts University


  • Eastern Oregon University
  • Linn-Benton Community College
  • Warner Pacific University
  • Willamette University


  • Clarion University
  • Mercyhurst University
  • Moravian University
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • Temple University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh

Rhode Island

  • Providence College
  • Rhode Island College
  • University of Rhode Island

South Carolina

  • College of Charleston
  • University of South Carolina

South Dakota

  • Augustana University
  • Dakota State University


  • Lipscomb University
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Tennessee – Knoxville


  • Lamar Universityยฎ
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Rice University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Lutheran University
  • Texas State University
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • University of Texas at San Antonio


  • University of Vermont


  • Emory & Henry College
  • Liberty University
  • College of William & Mary


  • Eastern Washington University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • Western Washington University

Washington DC

  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University

West Virginia

  • Marshall University
  • West Virginia University


  • Western Wyoming Community College



Our student navigators have supported more than 1,500 CUNY students find access to food benefits like SNAP and other community resources.


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.


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

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

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.

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.


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.

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

Authorizes $6 million a year for a pilot investment to create grants that would help provide free meals to the nationโ€™s community college students .

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.

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.



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