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 550+ campus network. This includes a variety of efforts:

  • On-Campus Solutions

    We help campuses get nourishing meals to students through our menu of innovative and sustainable programs. From guidance and funding opportunities for campus pantries/hubs to Swipe Drive meal donation programs, we’re here for our partners.

  • Policy + Advocacy

    We work with student advocates on-the-ground to advance state-based legislation like the Hunger Free Campus Bill and support other federal legislation to end student hunger. We mobilize and train students to be basic needs champions.

  • Community Building

    We welcome and engage with students, campus administration, legislators, organizations, and other stakeholders to join our growing coalition. We connect our community members with one another to learn, evolve, and collaborate through our digital community platform, in-person convenings, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

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



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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

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New Mexico

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New York

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North Carolina

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North Dakota

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  • Portland State University
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Rhode Island

  • Providence College
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South Carolina

  • College of Charleston
  • Columbia College
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  • University of South Carolina
  • University of South Carolina, Upstate
  • Voorhees College

South Dakota

  • Augustana University
  • Black Hills State University
  • Black Hills State University, Rapid City
  • Dakota State University
  • University of South Dakota


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  • Roane State Community College – Cumberland County
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  • University of Memphis
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville


  • Baylor University
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  • University of Texas at San Antonio
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  • Southern Utah University
  • Utah State University
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  • University of Vermont


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


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  • Seattle University
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  • Western Washington University

Washington DC

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  • The Catholic University of America

West Virginia

  • Concord University
  • Marshall University
  • West Virginia University


  • Carroll University
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  • Marquette University
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Western Technical College


  • Western Wyoming Community College


In addition to authoring the original Hunger Free Campus Bill and supporting its replication, which has been passed in six 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 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.



We’ve provided 4.8 million meals to students across the nation to date.