Every month, Swipe Out Hunger speaks to student leaders across the country supporting them with their ever-evolving programs and learning about the innovative interventions their campuses are spearheading.

After 10 years working with campuses on the ground, Swipe Out Hunger is expanding beyond our traditional programmatic solutions to capture work across the higher ed basic needs field, create student-centric advocacy routes to influence the future of policy, and bring together key players in the movement through our R&D Lab.

Through R&D, we seek to lift up the following in our work:

Innovative Solutions to Campus Food Insecurity

Capturing and implementing student-centered food security solutions across the nation

Student Advocacy Pathways

Building and supporting advocacy pathways for student leaders across the nation, on the campus, local, and federal level

Higher Education Basic Needs Resource Hub

Central library for cutting-edge findings and reports in the field

The Power of Community Care during COVID-19: Mutual Aid & Resource Guides

5 Ways Campus Pantries Have Adapted During COVID-19

Just Keep Swiping, Just Keep Swiping: How Colleges Are Leveraging Swipe Programs


maddie mccarthy

Maddie Alperty McCarthy
Chief Strategy Officer

Robb Friedlander
Advocacy & Organizing Manager

Mariama Badjie

Mariama Badjie
Emerson Fellow

Thank you to the founding funder of our R&D Lab, Aramark.