In 2009, a group of UCLA students started “Swipes for the Homeless” to help fight food insecurity in their community by using their meal cards. They partnered with UCLA’s Dining Services to allow students to donate their extra meal points to fund meals for their peers and community members without enough to eat. By 2016, “Swipe out Hunger” had handed out it’s 1,206,145th meal, and their impact is growing outside of Southern California with 19 chapters across the country.
You may not be a college student currently, but many of us have college students, professors, or administrators in our circles. Nominate someone you know to start a Swipe Out Hunger chapter on their campus and help continue to fight food security one community at a time.
Check out this link to get involved.