One swipe at a time

Swipe Out Hunger

We aim to tackle food insecurity and its stigma both within and outside our UCLA community. Through our various outreach programs, we serve UCLA students and food insecure individuals around West Los Angeles, while fostering the leadership skills of our passionate student team. 

At the end of each quarter, Bruins can donate their unused meal swipes to our organization. We then repurpose what would have gone to waste into food items for the student food closet on campus, meal vouchers for food-insecure students, prepared meals at local homeless shelters, and materials for our special events like “Sandwiches for Smiles.” In addition to our quarterly Swipe Drive, we also fight food insecurity through weekly gleanings at local farmers’ markets, where we collect unsold fresh produce to bring to various hunger-fighting agencies throughout Los Angeles.

Commitment Required:

Our Leadership Board meets once weekly and works together to divide up responsibility for several events throughout the quarter. Each member is usually active in 2 events and 1 Sunday gleaning as well as Swipes Drive during 10th week.

Ways to Get Involved:

Email us at swipes@ucla.edu if you have questions about how to get involved!

Leadership Opportunities:

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Social Media:

Swipe Out Hunger Website

Facebook Page