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Swipe Out Hunger Program

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

What is Swipe Out Hunger?
Swipe Out Hunger is a program designed to educate Bentley’s campus community about food insecurity and provide support to Bentley students who may be experiencing food insecurity.

This program was designed using best practices provided by Swipe Out Hunger, a national non-profit that supports colleges in developing programs to meet the needs of food insecure students. To find out more about the organization, please visit swipehunger.org.

What are the eligibility requirements to receive a donated meal swipe?
Any Bentley student experiencing food insecurity is eligible for this program.

How does a student apply for donated meal swipes?
Students can request meal swipes by completing this simple form.

How does the student receive a requested meal swipe? 
Within 48 business hours after the request is approved, an email will be sent in response to the request and the approved number of meal swipes will be added to the student’s Bentley ID.

What happens after a student submits a request to receive donated meal swipe?
Once the student completes the meal swipe request form, the meal swipe request is reviewed and awarded as determined by the Bentley Swipe Out Hunger Committee. The committee is comprised of Bentley staff members who work in various student-facing departments within Bentley University.

How often can a student request a donated meal swipe?
Students can request donated meal swipes as often as they need, up to 25 meal swipes per trimester.

Where can the meal swipes be used on campus?
Meal swipes can be used in the 921, Lower Café, Harry's and Currito. They can also be used through the GrubHub app. They must be used by the end of the trimester and will not carry over to the next trimester.

How does the meal swipe donation program work?
Meal swipes are donated by Bentley students, faculty and staff by completing an online form. Students can donate up to five meal swipes per trimester. Donations can be made by students here. Faculty and staff can donate here.

How many meal swipes can a student donate? How can they donate?
Students can donate up to 5 meal swipes per trimester. Donations can be made by students here.

How many meal swipes can a student donate? How can they donate?
Please email swipeouthunger@bentley.edu if you need assistance with applying for meal swipes.

What can I do if I work at Bentley and I know of a student that is in need but not willing to reach out for support?
Please email swipeouthunger@bentley.edu and we will contact you confidentially.

If you have additional questions, want to get involved promoting the Swipe Out Hunger program on campus, or need help applying to this program, please email swipeouthunger@bentley.edu