GW Swipes Out Hunger

Spring 2022 Campaign

GWorld is accepting donations to GW’s Swipe Out Hunger campaign from April 18 - May 31, 2022. Donations are voluntary and are not tax deductible. All donations will be split equally between The Store and the Abraham Family Fund.  

Student food insecurity is a nationwide issue. A survey of Pell Grant recipients at public colleges and universities in Wisconsin, conducted by the Wisconsin Hope Lab from 2008 to 2014, found that 71 percent of such students had changed their food shopping or eating habits due to a lack of funds. Twenty-seven percent said they had found themselves without enough money to buy food, ate less than they felt they should or cut meals because of financial need. More recently, 35% of college students said hunger has impacted their ability to study during the pandemic, according to Swipe Out Hunger, a national nonprofit organization committed to ending college student hunger.

 

How Our Community Can Help Address Food Security

To help address food insecurity among college students, GW has teamed up with Swipe Out Hunger, a national nonprofit organization committed to ending college student hunger, to provide GW students, faculty and staff a way to support GW students who may be experiencing food insecurity. As the country comes out of the pandemic and as inflation continues to rise this spring, the Swipe Out Hunger donation campaign offers a convenient way for GW community members and especially students who will have unused money on their GWorld cards to help GW students. 

From April 18 - May 31, 2022, GW community members can donate unused GWorld funds to support The Store: GW’s Food Pantry and the Abraham Family Fund, a GW institutional grant that provides emergency GWorld dining funds for students in need. 

As the spring 2022 semester concludes, if you have unspent Dining Dollars or Colonial Cash on your GWorld card, please consider giving that unused money back to our own community and help us ‘swipe out hunger.’ 

A few considerations to keep in mind:

  • Both Dining Dollars and Colonial Cash roll over from semester to semester and year to year as long as a student continues to be enrolled. Remaining card balances are not refunded at the end of each semester. Nor can a balance be used as payment on your tuition bill.
  • Graduating students and students departing the university through a transfer or other means, generally have access to GWorld funds through the summer and lose access on September 1. 
  • Recent graduates can purchase an Alumni card in the GWorld Office and transfer any unused Dining  Dollars and/or Colonial Cash balances to their new Alumni card. Funds in an alumni GWorld account do not expire unless the account remains inactive (no deposits or charges) for a 36 consecutive month period. 
  • Colonial Cash loaded onto a GWorld account by GW faculty and staff does not expire and rolls over month-to-month as long as the individual remains employed. Refunds are not available if an employee separates from the university.
  • For additional ways to spend down your GWorld account balance click here

 

How to Donate 

Donations by any member of the GW community with an active GWorld card balance can be made through the GET Mobile app. If you are not already using the GET mobile app to manage your GWorld Dining Dollars or Colonial Cash, download the app on Apple or Android

Once GET Mobile is downloaded on your mobile device: 

  • Select George Washington University as your institution, enter your username (ie: your GW email), create a password and a custom 4 digit pin that will be used within the app.
  • Open the App.
  • Click on the Accounts button on the bottom of the screen.
  • Click on the Meal Donations button on the top of the next screen. 
  • Next choose the account (ie: Dining Dollars or Colonial Cash ) and amount to donate. 

 

Spring 2022 Donation Campaign

GWorld is accepting donations to GW’s Swipe Out Hunger campaign from April 18 - May 31, 2022. Donations are voluntary and are not tax deductible. All donations will be split equally between The Store and the Abraham Family Fund.  

If you have any questions about GW’s Swipe Out Hunger Campaign or your GWorld account balance, email [email protected].