WHY COLLEGE HUNGER?
At first glance, a college campus might look like a place of equal opportunity– communal dorms, shared dining halls, similar course loads. However, arriving on campus freshman year is not where the college access conversation ends if students’ basic needs are not being met.
A student’s ability to focus in class, stay in school, and feel part of the campus community are threatened by food insecurity. While 1 in 3 college students faces food insecurity nationally, the stigma around being low-income and shut out from a communal space like the dining hall have kept the conversation out of mind for many college and dining administrators.
Check out these reports from the field, which make the case for why food security must be prioritized on college campuses.
Swipe Out Hunger is dedicated to building partnerships with universities to implement both innovative and proven common sense solutions to address college student hunger.
OUR THEORY OF CHANGE
After sustainable, student-centric, and innovative student food security programs are adopted…
- HIGHER EDThe Higher Ed space will move closer towards becoming
a true platform for equity and equality.
- MOVEMENTThe college basic needs movement will gain greater
- CAMPUSThe campus will achieve higher retention and graduation rates
and become more inclusive as a whole.
- STUDENTStudents will experience improved health and nutrition, less
stigma and isolation, and increased academic wellbeing.
In the 2020 – 2021 school year, we provided 500,000 meals to students experiencing food insecurity across the nation.
STUDENT HUNGER IS REAL.
WE CAN HELP END IT.
Swipe Out Hunger believes that supporting the
basic needs of students must become a priority
for colleges and universities. With increased
capacity, we’ll be able to make this so.