Swipe Out Hunger

Update: Winter 2022

After a pause because of COVID-19, the Swipe Out Hunger program restarted winter quarter 2022. For additional resources, visit the Office of Student Life’s Basic Needs page

Mission

Western is committed to assist students facing food insecurity on campus.

Swipe Out Hunger (SOH) allows students to donate their meal “swipes” to help students facing food insecurity. Any meal donated will be allotted to fellow Western students facing food insecurity who request meal swipes. Any meal plan holder can donate unused swipes to help Western students secure food on campus, and any current Western student can request meals.

Swipe Out Hunger began spring 2019. In the program's first quarter, SOH received donations from over 200 students, giving over 1,000 meals to students in need. Student donations also provided food for the weekly Pop-up Pantry in the 2020 – 2021 school year.

Donating Swipes

Donate Today

From the start of the quarter through the Friday before crunch week, anyone with a current meal plan can donate their unused quarter swipes. Donations are accepted online and at the front desk of any dining commons location.

  • Viking Commons (North Campus)
  • Ridgeway Commons (Ridge)
  • Fairhaven Commons (South Campus)

Requesting Swipes

Request Meal Swipes

From the start of the quarter through finals week, any student currently attending Western is able to request meal swipes. Meals can be added regardless of if a student currently has a meal plan for the quarter. Students are able to request 15 meals that can be used at any of the dining commons locations for the remainder of the current quarter.

  • Viking Commons (North Campus)
  • Ridgeway Commons (Ridge)
  • Fairhaven Commons (South Campus)