Community Events Calendar

May 14

Convocation with Rachel Sumekh

From site: Convocations Calendar

Social entrepreneur Rachel Sumekh offers innovative solutions to address food insecurity and low-income stigma among college students.

Friday, May 14th, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Rachel Sumekh is the Founder and CEO of Swipe Out Hunger, a national nonprofit committed to ending college student hunger. Nationally, 1 in 3 college students face food insecurity, threatening a student's ability to focus in class, stay in school, and feel part of the campus community. Swipe Out Hunger advises colleges and universities on the design of commonsense and innovative anti-hunger programs. Its most commonly adopted model is the organization’s flagship program, “The Swipe Drive,” which allows students to donate their extra meal plan swipes to their peers who face food insecurity on campus. From its beginnings as a grassroots movement at UCLA in 2010, Swipe Out Hunger has since served 1.8 million nourishing meals across 38 states and more than 110 campuses. Sumekh’s work was recognized by President Obama, featured in The New York Times, and landed her on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. The title of her presentation is “The Power of Student Advocacy: How Students Are Ending Hunger.”

 

 

 

Sponsored by Carleton Convocations. Contact: Kerry Raadt