Campus ID News
Card, mobile credential, payment and security
ohioDining 1

Ohio U. meal swipe donation program returns

Successful pilot leads university to reinstate initiative

Andrew Hudson   ||   Mar 15, 2019  ||   

Ohio University’s meal swipe donation initiative will return after a successful pilot phase last year.

As reported by The Post Athens, Ohio's meal donation program enables students to give up to three meal swipes to fellow students experiencing food scarcity. Last semester, the meal swipe donation program brought in some 500 meals for Ohio University students in need.

Jenny Hall-Jones, senior associate vice president and dean of students, said the meal bank could increase its donations by an additional 500 swipes this semester.

Hall-Jones said the meal bank is working on its campus marketing to spread awareness about the meal swipe donations. If every student with a meal plan donated just once, the meal bank would have more than 7,000 meals.

The university chose the week prior to spring break to run the donation program, as many meal swipes go unused in the lead up to students leaving campus for the break.

Students experiencing food insecurity can apply online to be a part of the program. After an application, students meet in person with Kathy Fahl, assistant dean of students at Ohio University, who is in charge of the program. Fahl approves the students for the program, and if deemed acceptable, and meals are loaded directly onto their student accounts.

Meals that are donated to students in need can be used at any point throughout the semester at any OU Culinary Services location. Donated meal swipes will expire at the end of the semester in which they are awarded.

|| TAGS:
Subscribe to our weekly newsletter


CampusIDChat: HID adds to higher ed team

HID Global's Director of End User Business Development for Higher Education, Tim Nyblom introduces the newest member of HID's higher ed team, Amy Surprenant. The pair also discuss the latest in mobile credentials and how administrators can prepare their campuses for the jump.
Jan 26, 23 / ,

Baylor adds Starship robot delivery

Baylor University has added robot delivery from Starship Technologies to its dining services offerings with the help of Grubhub. The initiative will see Baylor deploy a fleet of 20 delivery robots on the Waco, TX campus.
Jan 26, 23 /

NACCU Annual Conference registration now open

The National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) has opened registration for its Annual Conference. This year’s conference will be held April 16-19 in Austin, Texas and will feature a packed schedule of informative events and sessions with both campus card professionals and corporate vendors.
CIDN logo reversed
The only publication dedicated to the use of campus cards, mobile credentials, identity and security technology in the education market. CampusIDNews – formerly CR80News – has served more than 6,500 subscribers for more than two decades.

Join us, @NACCUorg, and @TouchNet to explore how campus card programs can successfully navigate the sales and procurement process. Join the webinar on June 6, 2 pm EDT.

Webinar: Learn how the University of Arizona uses campus cards, mobile ordering, kiosks, lockers, and robots to revolutionize campus dining. April 7, 2-2:30 EDT. Register Now at

As supply chain issues in 2021 persist, identity solutions provider @ColorID discusses ways campuses can to overcome potentially troublesome delays until the situation eases.

A dining services push at the @UBuffalo is reinforcing the utility of self-service checkout. @CBORD is improving the food service experience using the GET app, as well as Nextep kiosks and Oracle’s Micros Simphony POS.

Did you miss our recent webinar? No worries - watch it on-demand. Leaders from @NAU and the @UAlberta joined Ryan Audus, Touchnet, and Andrew Hudson, @CR80News, to discuss innovative mobile services and the future of mobile tech in higher ed. Watch now:

Load More...
CampusIDNews is published by AVISIAN Publishing
315 E. Georgia St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301[email protected]
Use our contact form to submit tips, corrections, or questions to our team.
©2023 CampusIDNews. All rights reserved.