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 450+ 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

450 PARTNERS AND COUNTING




Alabama

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

Alaska

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Arizona

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Arkansas

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  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Arkansas Community College at Hope – Texarkana

California

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Canada

  • University of Lethbridge

Colorado

  • Aims Community College
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Connecticut

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Delaware

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  • University of Delaware

Florida

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Georgia

  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Dalton State College
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  • Interdenominational Theological Center
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Hawaii

  • University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Idaho

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Illinois

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Indiana

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Iowa

  • Grand View University
  • Kirkwood Community College
  • Mercy College of Health Sciences
  • University of Dubuque
  • University of Iowa

Kansas

  • Barton Community College
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  • WSU Tech

Kentucky

  • 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

Louisiana

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

Maine

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

Maryland

  • Allegany College of Maryland
  • Anne Arundel Community College
  • Morgan State University
  • Mount St. Mary’s University
  • Salisbury University
  • Towson University
  • University of Maryland – Baltimore County

Massachusetts

  • Bentley University
  • Clark University
  • Dean College
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Greenfield Community Colleg
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Northeastern University
  • Northern Essex Community College
  • Springfield College
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell

Michigan

  • Alma College
  • Aquinas College
  • Calvin University
  • Davenport University – W.A. Lettinga Campus
  • Delta College
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Henry Ford College
  • Michigan Technological University
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  • Oakland University
  • Olivet College
  • University of Michigan
  • Western Michigan University

Minnesota

  • Anoka Technical College
  • Augsburg University
  • Carleton College
  • Central Lakes College
  • College of St. Scholastica
  • Concordia University, St. Paul
  • Dakota County Technical College
  • Hamline University
  • Hennepin Technical College
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College
  • Minnesota State University – Mankato
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Normandale Community College
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Southwest Minnesota State University
  • St. Cloud Technical & Community College
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Winona State University

Mississippi

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

Missouri

  • Fontbonne University
  • Missouri Western State University
  • Ozarks Technical Community College
  • St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley
  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Montana

  • Flathead Valley Community College
  • Montana State University
  • University of Montana

Nebraska

  • Chadron State College
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  • University of Nebraska at Omaha

Nevada

  • University of Nevada – Reno
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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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  • University at Albany

North Carolina

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North Dakota

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Ohio

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Oklahoma

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Oregon

  • Chemeketa Community College
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  • Eastern Oregon University
  • George Fox University
  • Lane Community College
  • Linn-Benton Community College
  • Oregon Health & Science University
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  • Tillamook Bay Community College
  • Umpqua Community College
  • University of Oregon
  • Warner Pacific University
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Pennsylvania

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  • Butler County Community College
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  • Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
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  • DeSales University
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  • Moravian University
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  • Temple University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh

Rhode Island

  • Providence College
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  • University of Rhode Island

South Carolina

  • College of Charleston
  • University of South Carolina
  • Voorhees College

South Dakota

  • Augustana University
  • Black Hills State University
  • Dakota State University

Tennessee

  • Carson-Newman University
  • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Lipscomb University
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Tennessee – Knoxville
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Texas

  • Brazosport College
  • Lamar University®
  • Northeast Texas Community College
  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Rice University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Tarleton State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Lutheran University
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • The University of North Texas at Dallas
  • The University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • University of the Incarnate Word

Utah

  • Southern Utah University
  • Utah State University
  • Utah Valley University

Vermont

  • University of Vermont

Virginia

  • Emory & Henry College
  • George Mason University
  • Germanna Community College
  • Liberty University
  • Old Dominion University
  • University of Mary Washington
  • College of William & Mary

Washington

  • Big Bend Community College
  • Central Washington University
  • Centralia College
  • Clark College
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • Spokane Community College
  • Western Washington University

Washington DC

  • Gallaudet University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • The Catholic University of America

West Virginia

  • Marshall University
  • West Virginia University

Wisconsin

  • Lakeshore Technical College
  • Marquette University

Wyoming

  • Western Wyoming Community College

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.