The University of South Dakota added a meal swipe donation program this fall semester to enable students to donate swipes to their peers in need. The university is collaborating with Swipe Out Hunger on the initiative.
A new survey of university students is pointing to the tangible benefits — including boosted physical and mental health and improved sleep — that campus food pantries offer to students in need. A growing number of universities across the country have devoted energy and funding to maintain on-campus food pantries in an effort to alleviate food insecurity amongst the student population.
Penn State University students amassed $30,000 in donations from unused meal dining dollars from their meal plans. The donations were accrued during Earth Week this past April, with Penn State students donating to the university’s Student Emergency Fund.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is ensuring that its students leave campus for the summer in the right way by providing a comprehensive list of reminders and tips. The checklist is designed to be a helpful resource and covers a wide range of student services including what to do with OZZI reusable containers and leftover dining dollars.
George Washington University is partnering with Swipe Out Hunger to run an end of semester food donation campaign underpinned by the university’s GWorld campus card. Swipe Out Hunger is a national nonprofit whose mission is to battle food insecurity on college campuses, and provide a means for students, faculty and staff to donate to campus peers in need.
Loyola University New Orleans and Sodexo have partnered to launch a Swipe Out Hunger initiative for the Loyola campus community. Swipe Out Hunger, a popular meal donation program on campuses across the country, enables students to donate meal swipes from their dining plans to a campus swipe bank to be used by students in need.
Penn State students put up impressive donation numbers during Earth Week this past April, raising more than $29,000 for the Student Emergency Fund by donating extra dining dollars from their campus meal plans. The leftover dining dollars were donated to the charitable organization, Swipe Out Hunger, which has quickly become one of the leading food donation programs for universities across the country.
Rice University has brought back its Guest Meal Swipe Donation Program after halting the initiative during the Fall 2020 semester. The meal swipe donation program was designed to help address food insecurity for Rice students by enabling on-campus undergrads on 20 meals-per-week plans to donate any unused meal swipes to off-campus peers.
A new initiative from food service provider, Sodexo, and student food insecurity non-profit, Swipe Out Hunger, will bring the meal-swipe donation program to 100 new campuses nationwide. Following a successful pilot program, which provided more than 15,500 meals for 1,100 students during the Spring semester, the pair of organizations has announced the expansion of its Meal Swipe Bank to 100 new U.S. campuses by the end of 2021.
Boise State Dining Services has been working with card system vendor, CBORD, to implement the GET app and to update health policies surrounding campus food services. The efforts have seen the addition of the GET app to bolster contactless transactions for students and faculty.