Swipe Out Hunger Program
Swipe Out Hunger is a program designed to provide support to Bentley students who are experiencing food insecurity and educate our campus community about 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.
The Swipe out hunger program application is active from the second week of the semester until the end of finals week each semester.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Any Bentley student experiencing food insecurity is eligible for this program.
Students can request meal swipes by completing this simple form.
Within two business days of the request submission, the Swipe Out Hunger Committee reviews the request. If the request is approved, the requested number of meal swipes will be added to the student's Bentley ID. They will receive an email from Swipe Out Hunger Committee letting them know their meal swipes are available to use.
If the request is not awarded, the student will be notified via an email from the Swipe Out Hunger Committee of that determination.
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. All requests are confidential.
Students can request meal swipes as often as they need, up to 25 meal swipes per semester.
A meal swipe can be used in The 921. The 921 is an all-you-can-eat-experience with a wide variety of healthy foods. The 921 is open and available to all students and is located in the Student Center.
Unfortunately Bentley does not have the resources to support students with meals during the break periods when the university is closed because Bentley Dining is not operating during that time.
However, we have created this resource guide which describe other resources available to members of the Waltham Community.
The City of Waltham lists local resources to address this need on their website here.
Meal swipes and Falcon Funds, which are turned into meal swipes, are donated by Bentley students, faculty and staff by completing an online form. Students with meal plans can donate up to five meal swipes per semester. Donations can be made by students here. Faculty and staff can donate here. Graduate students and undergraduates without meal plans can donate here.
Students can donate up to 5 meal swipes per semester. Donations can be made by undergraduate students with meal plans here.
Students can donate Falcon Funds to help support the program. Donations can be made by graduate students here.
Students can donate Falcon Funds to help support the program. Donations can be made by undergraduate students here.
If you would like to add Falcon Funds to your account so you have funds to donate, click here.
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