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:
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.
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.
550 PARTNERS AND COUNTING
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.
STUDENT HUNGER IS REAL.
WE CAN HELP END IT.
We’ve provided 4.8 million meals to students across the nation to date.