B-Swipes Donation Program

B-Swipes is a pilot program that allows students in need of food assistance to request additional meal swipes for entry into Bostwick Marketplace. Students with demonstrated need may receive up to three meals per week during the fall and spring semesters.

Since the program began in fall 2020, the meal swipes used in the B-Swipes program have been donated by Parkhurst Dining. Students can now donate their unused guest passes to the program. Two guest passes are included with all swipe meal plans. If you would like to donate your unused guest passes, you can do so through the GET app.

With the exception of guest passes, all related swipes are meant to be used exclusively by that student during the semester that the plan was purchased. Guest passes are eligible to be donated because they are not designated solely for an individual student's use. Other swipes are not open-ended or transferable, and are priced accordingly. Dining Dollars, Campus Dollars and Plus Dollars are not eligible for donation.

Please note that B-Swipes is not meant to be a full meal plan or replace the meal plans offered through the University dining program. 

Questions about the program may be directed to: 

Lori Wilson, Executive Director of Business Services
lori.wilson@bucknell.edu

Assistance Eligibility

In order to qualify to receive swipes, a student must meet the following criteria: 

  • The student has demonstrated financial need (the student's financial aid award plus their expected family contribution equal less than the comprehensive cost of Bucknell)
    • and
  • The student's total financial aid eligibility is less than the comprehensive cost of Bucknell

How to Request Assistance

  1. Complete the B-Swipes Request Form. You will be asked for your name, BUID and the number of meals per week you are requesting (up to three per week).
  2. Your request will be reviewed and you will be notified with a decision as quickly as possible.
  3. As approved, meal swipes will be added to your dining account.

Request assistance from the B-Swipes program