Hungry College Students Get Some Kind Relief With Leftover Meal Passes At University of Minnesota
Anyone who has a college student or is a college student can tell you meal plans are a hard fit.
You might have too many meals on your plan.
Or you might not have enough.
Starving student is not just a catchy phrase.
Not in this day and age with skyrocketing tuition and living costs.
Some students are literally going hungry.
Meanwhile, many students purchased meal plans that carry more meals than they need or have the time to use. Or they have extra “guest passes” they have no need for.
It’s called, “Swipe Out Hunger,” a pilot program redistributes some of those unused meals. For the next two weeks, students can donate up to all 10 of their guest passes — valued at about $9 a meal — to peers who need them most. Hungry students who find themselves in need can apply for them at Boynton Health Services.
On Monday alone, students donated more than 300 meals, worth about $2,700.
What an awesome idea! This should be standard on campuses across the US.
If enjoy this story, you might enjoy my book,