Thursday, Aug 26, 2021
New Broncs Swipe Out Hunger program allows students to donate or request meal swipes
by Rachel Stengel '14, '20
Beginning this fall, students can donate or request meal swipes through a new program, Broncs Against Hunger. The program is in partnership with the national Swipe Out Hunger initiative devoted to ending college student hunger.
Broncs Against Hunger aims to assist students facing food insecurity. Each semester, students with meal plans may donate up to five guest swipes per semester. Students facing food insecurity may request meal swipes each semester via this form.
An extension of the Rider Resource Pantry, which provides food, clothing, toiletries and school supplies to resource-insecure students, Broncs Against Hunger also takes a holistic approach to addressing hunger on campus. Individualized plans will be created by pantry staff members for students who request meal swipes. They will address needs for housing, books, employment, professional attire for work and internships, transportation, utilities and more.
"We are so proud to join Swipe Out Hunger and provide additional resources for our students," says Joan Liptrot, director of Rider's Office of Service & Civic Engagement. "Through the new Broncs Against Hunger program, we hope to help students achieve optimal financial, occupational, physical, social and environmental wellness."
Rider joins more than 140 colleges in 41 states that are part of the national Swipe Out Hunger initiative. During the 2020-21 academic year Swipe Out Hunger schools provided more than 500,000 meals to college students across the nation.