COMMITMENT TO EQUITABLE + INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS
At the core of Swipe Out Hunger is an unwavering commitment that no student should have to choose between food and their degree. Making that vision a reality requires us to operate food security programs steeped in racial justice, equity, and inclusion.
We already know that one in three students experience food insecurity, but when you begin to look deeper into the data, you learn what it means for students from marginalized groups, who struggle the most with basic needs insecurity:
By adhering to the below principles within our programs, we can build inclusive food security programs at the grassroots level, so as to incite it at the systemic level. We seek to support campuses with thoughtful and strategic tools to carry out equitable and inclusive programs, enabling higher education to eliminate the cycle of systemic inequality that yields student food insecurity on campuses across the United States.
THE THREE PRINCIPLES
RESOURCES FOR CAMPUSES
Check out this list of campus partners that center racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion within their program design and model.
In a December 2020 webinar, we heard from basic needs professionals like Andrea Gutierrez, Director of the FRESH Basic Needs Hub at University of California-Irvine, and Mary Sherman, former Mercy College Mav Market Program Coordinator, on ways to sustainably integrate these principles into holistic wellness-focused support services for students.
Learn more about the Swipe Out Hunger movement, including our programs, reach, and impact to date.
Following a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) advocacy framework provides an essential model for helping to structure the leadership, decision-making, and advocacy methods of campus leaders.