Swipe It Forward

Photo in background with quote: "Food insecurity is common among college students - up to 4 times greater than the national average."
UNH Study on Food Insecurity Prevalence Among University Students in New Hampshire
UNH study revealed food insecurity among students as more than double the statewide level (25% vs 9.6%)
AR Davidson & JS Morrell, Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition
Published online: 26 Sep 2018
Swipe it Forward logo with hands holding and apple

Swipe It Forward
Swipe it Forward is a program for UNH undergraduate and graduate students who are challenged by food insecurity to simply and confidentially request and receive meal swipes for use at any of the three dining halls or as a Meal to Go or Meal Exchange. This program exists thanks to ongoing financial support from UNH staff, faculty, students and the community. Donations can be made in a variety of ways including credit card, cash, payroll deduction and donating swipes.

 

 Feed a Need: Hunger and Food Insecurity on Campus

1.       Have you ever cut the size or skipped meals because there was not enough money for food?

2.       Did you ever eat less or have been hungry, but didn’t eat at all because there was not enough money for food?

Students with unmet basic needs such as food can have difficulty learning, be less likely to achieve academic success and are vulnerable to health concerns. Many students may struggle with asking for help. If you answered YES to any of these questions please request meal swipes.

Request Meal Swipes

Please email your confidential request to SwipeIt.Forward@unh.edu and you will receive a reply within 24 hours with details about accessing meal swipes.

Support the Program

Swipe It Forward exists thanks to the ongoing financial support from UNH staff, faculty, students and community. Donations can be made in a variety of ways including credit card, cash, payroll deduction and donating swipes.

How to Donate:

·         Online Gift

·         Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction: (Select Swipe It Forward designation) 

·         UNH Dining ID Office (Cash, Credit and Swipe Meal Plans)

Other Resources:

Waysmeet Cornucopia Food Pantry
15 Mill Road Durham, NH
Student only hours: Wednesdays 3pm - 5pm
Other hours: Tuesdays 4pm - 5:30pm and Fridays 12pm - 1pm