In efforts to help end food insecurity at LSU, the student government partnered with the dining halls in a program called swipe out hunger.
“The meal swipe program is a pilot program that we are currently trying out to see how successful it is and hopefully, we will extend it out beyond that,” Student Body President Stone Cox said.
One out of three college students struggle with being food insecure. In a fast pace learning environment, student's bodies need the nutrients to keep their brains functioning.
“This is important because food insecurity is a problem on college campuses,” Cox said, “It might not be a problem that affects you, but it might be a problem that affects your friend and they just don’t tell you about it.”
The pilot week started on Jan. 30, and met its goal of 2000 meals by Feb. 1.
“It’s really exciting that the student body could come together to hit the goal of 2,000. So hopefully, we can continue this program further into the future,” Cox said.
If you are a student in need of extra meal swipes you can go to tiger link to apply to receive these donations.