Students Will Be Able to Donate Unused Meals to Peers Via App
Non-profit Swipe Out Hunger and a technology solution provider company have announced a partnership to combat food insecurity on campuses.
CBORD, which provides tech solutions for education, healthcare, senior living and business campuses, will allow its GET CBORD student mobile application to be used by students for donating unused meals from their meal plan to peers experiencing food insecurity on campus.
Nationally, approximately half of two-year and four-year students are food insecure. A similar report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that 30 percent of college students today are food insecure.
The initiative will start from CBORD-affiliated campuses who are well-positioned with the built-in technology to seamlessly launch meal donation programs across their campuses.
“This partnership with CBORD will eliminate a logistical challenge, helping students donate their extra dining hall swipes through this built-in technology solution,” said Rachel Sumekh, CEO and founder of Swipe Out Hunger.
“With this function being readily available to students, CBORD is helping campuses implement technology solutions and normalize the practice of adopting programs that support student’s basic needs.”
The donated meals will be distributed through each campus card system. Swipe Out Hunger will work directly with those on the ground at CBORD-affiliated institutions to develop thoughtful and accessible programs unique to each campus.