On a normal day, 40% of college students report themselves as food insecure. As alarming as this statistic is, it’s the reality on campuses across our nation. Add in a global pandemic, campus and restaurant closures, and loss of part- or full-time income, and many young adults are left with little assistance to meet their basic needs.
In part two of our feeding students series, Swipe Out Hunger will share how they are bringing together student and campus leaders to combat food insecurity during COVID-19. From weekly webinars to advocacy efforts, the Swipe Out Hunger team is compiling resources to help students nationwide.
Rachel Sumekh, founder and CEO of Swipe Out Hunger, will detail ways campuses can act now to support students left on or near campus. She'll be joined by Meredith Song, a Swipe Out student-leader, who will share how she and her peers are host meal donation drives at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Vanderbilt University collects meal swipes through the GET CBORD Student app. Amy Surprenant, manager of card services, will explain their process in the Commodore Card Office.
Additionally, Rob Wakelee, CBORD commerce product owner, will share how CBORD and other technology partners are helping food insecure students.
- Ways campuses are providing food via takeout or food pantries
- How to track students in need and provide access to meal swipes
- Partnerships providing access to restaurants nationwide using campus card funds
Rachel Sumekh, Swipe Out Hunger
Meredith Song, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Amy Surprenant, Vanderbilt University
Rob Wakelee, CBORD
Date & Time
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
4-5 p.m. Eastern Time