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:
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.
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.
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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.
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 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.