Swipe It Forward Queen’s is a pilot initiative aimed at helping to address food insecurity on campus through the donation of meals from students with meal plans. The program, which runs during the academic year, is designed to provide short-term, urgent support to students in need. It is accessible by referral from program partners.
How does it work?
Students with a meal plan don’t always use all of their weekly allotment of meals – for example, they may be off-campus for a weekend, or choose to go out with friends. The Swipe It Forward Queen’s program gives them the option of donating 1 meal per day (up to 5 per semester) from their current week’s 19 meals. Note: meals must be from the current week’s allotment – past unused or future week’s meals cannot be donated. Students just let the cashier at a dining hall or retail outlet know that they want to Swipe it Forward. That meal will then be available to a student in need.
Please note that students who are already on meal plans are not eligible to be referred to the Swipe It Forward Queen’s program. If you are a student in need who is currently on a meal plan, please contact Hospitality Services to book an appointment with a member of the team to discuss your specific needs.
How does a student in need access the program?
During the academic year, students can contact one of the Swipe It Forward program partners. Meals will be loaded on their student card within 1-2 business days. Students can use the meals in any dining hall, or purchase a Trade a Meal at any Hospitality Services retail food outlet on campus. Please be assured that when you use a redeem a meal/TAM, the cashier will not know that you received it from this program. Swipe it Forward meal plans expire at the end of each term.
How many meals can a student get?
The program is intended to provide short-term support that is a complement to other resources on campus. Allocations will be made based on the specific situation, and students will also be provided with information about other services on campus, including:
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The following program partners can provide a referral to the Swipe It Forward program:
- Office of the Interfaith Chaplain, JDUC 142B
- Student Wellness Services, Lasalle Building 146 Stuart St.
- Ban Righ Centre, 32 Bader Lane
- Student Community Relations, JDUC 142A
- Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC), JDUC 2nd Floor
- Student Awards, Gordon Hall 125
- An Clachan Community Coordinator, An Clachan 06-102
- Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, 146 Barrie St.
- Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, Gordon Hall 300
- Athletics and Recreation, Athlete Services, ARC
- Residence Life Office, Victoria Hall 110C