Best practices on how to collect meal swipes during the donation period.

  • On paper

    Set up tables outside of dining halls to invite students passing by to donate their extra meal swipes. Have them fill out their info and signature on a list (like this). Afterwards, submit the list to dining services staff.

  • Swipe machine

    Dining hall and campus grocery store staff invite students to donate at the registers (also known as point of sales) and then withdraw meal funds for donation in the system. Students can also borrow swipe machines to use during swipes drives.

  • Online

    Use an online form for students to submit their info if they would like to donate. This can be put on an online platform students use to track their meal balances (like UC Merced). Publicize through social media and campus newsletters.