Help UW Swipe Out Hunger Oct. 4-11

Join Dean of Students Office and campus partners, Oct. 4–11, 2021, for the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s first Swipe Drive through Swipe Out Hunger, a national organization that partners with college campuses to end student hunger.

During the week, anyone using a Wiscard to make a purchase at the Wisconsin Union dining locations, Recreation and Wellbeing, or University Housing, will be able to add $1 to directly support students through UW–Madison’s Badger FARE program. The program is an established food security fund through the Dean of Students Office and Division of Continuing Studies that can load $75 directly onto a student’s Wiscard once an academic year.

Student hunger remains among the top concerns of college students in the U.S. Thanks to our student leaders for bringing this initiative to campus and to our partners in Student Affairs and University Housing for making the Swipe Drive possible.

Thanks to campus partners who made the Swipe Drive possible: Food Justice Collective, Office of Student Financial Aid, Recreation and Wellbeing, Social Justice Hub , University Housing, and Wisconsin Union.

Swipe Out Hunger Poster: Oct. 4-11

“Today, 1 in 3 college students across the country will struggle with a worrying question: where will my next meal come from?”

Make a difference, one swipe at a time.


Campus and Community Resources

Beyond the costs of tuition and books, day-to-day expenses like food, clothing, and rent can make it challenging for students to make ends meet. Find campus and community resources available at no cost to all students. There is no requirement to prove need or affiliation with the groups.

Interested in Giving More?

Donations can be made throughout the year to support the Badger FARE program, a partnership between the Dean of Students Office and Division of Continuing Studies that provides $75 of immediate funds to a student’s Wiscard.

With this money, students can purchase hot and cold food or non-perishable food items from dining locations across campus. Because funds go directly to a Wiscard, students utilizing the program remain anonymous to their peers, helping us cultivate a more welcoming environment for those in need.

Donate today to help thousands of students access healthy, fresh, and varied food resources and ensure that no Badger goes hungry.

Donate to UW’s  Food Insecurity Support Fund