OUR WORK

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 140+ 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 but not limited to “The Swipe Drive,” which enables students to donate meals to their peers. Get in touch with us to get support developing and sustaining anti-hunger programs on your campus.

  • 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. We provide leadership training and capacity building so student leaders are driving the national conversation on college hunger.

“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

140 PARTNERS AND COUNTING

FREE REFERRAL SERVICE FOR CUNY STUDENTS

CUNY STUDENT FOOD NAVIGATOR PROGRAM

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

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.

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.

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.

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 nation’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.

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.