UCLA Food Insecurity Organization
Meal swipes distributed
Pounds of produce distributed
Who We Are
Our UCLA team is the founding branch of the national Swipe Out Hunger organization, which is dedicated to eliminating food insecurity on college campuses across the country.
Swipe Out Hunger’s mission is to alleviate food insecurity amongst UCLA students and the greater community through advocacy, education, and direct service.We work to make sure every student has adequate access to nutritious food through the Swipes Drive and meal voucher program, and engage in a wide variety of other philanthropic efforts aimed at decreasing food insecurity and food waste in the greater LA community.
Learn more about us here!
Meal Swipes Program
Our core program! Basically, we let students donate their extra swipes at the end of the quarter to food-insecure students. These swipes would otherwise go to waste, so we encourage every student to donate.
Learn more about the direct service we do in the LA community: collecting and redistributing unused produce, cooking for individuals at a local housing shelter, and our crowd favorite Sandwiches for Smiles event.
Learn more about Swipe Out Hunger's dedication to identifying and filling gaps in the landscape of basic needs support at UCLA and educating the UCLA community about food insecurity and solutions to student hunger.
Our socials committee plans bonding activities, retreats, and other socials for Swipe Out Hunger! We want to make a welcoming and fun environment for members to spend time with each other outside of volunteering.
Looking for information on meal vouchers, affordable food options, or anything else?
The pandemic has been difficult for many of us. To help out a bit, we've been working hard with our partners to compile resource guides addressing food security and basic needs. We are also currently releasing a series of posts aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of food insecurity.