Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.07
Liaison Dr. Christopher Williams
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Delaware
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Michelle Bennett
Sustainability Manager
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Swipe Out Hunger

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in a three-day meal swipe donation drive at the University of Delaware scheduled for Sept. 24-26. This new partnership with Swipe Out Hunger and Dining Services will directly assist food insecure UD undergraduate and graduate students by adding meals to their UD ONEcard, regardless of whether they have an existing meal plan.

Blue Hens can donate any of the following:
- up to 2 of their guest meals from an unlimited or 14 weekly meal plan
- up to 5 guest or regular meals from a block meal plan
- any amount of FLEX dollars, which can be added to any ONEcard on the UD Flex webpage

ODS and Dining Services will work together to add donated swipes directly onto the meal plan of a student in need. "This new partnership has the potential to be a game-changer for our food insecure students," said Meaghan Davidson, assistant dean of students. "Reliable access to nutritious food should not be a barrier for UD students. We encourage anyone in need to reach out to our staff, and we're excited for this new opportunity for members of our community to easily put their excess resources to good use."

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Food & Dining

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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