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Bruin Dine serves the dual function of reducing UCLA’s food waste and feeding the hungry, bridging the gap between food waste and food insecurity. The program began as a collaborative effort among Swipe Out Hunger, Bruin Shelter, and the Hunger Project in fall 2017. In fall 2019, Bruin Dine officially became its own organization after much hard work and advocacy by student leaders.
Team members cooperate with UCLA Dining and Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) to collect leftover food from all four UCLA dining halls — Covel, De Neve, BPlate, and Feast. Distribution occurs on a regular basis, most recently Tuesday nights 10-11 PM at Student Activities Center Conference Room 1. However, the program seeks to expand operation to all weeknights in the future.
Like its parent organizations, Bruin Dine is heavily involved in awareness campaigns, fundraising, educational webinars, and building a strong network of student advocates.