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 at campus dining venues. The effort began a yearlong trial period in November 2020. Beginning in the Spring 2021 semester, students will be able to donate unused meal swipes to the program through the GET App. Meal swipes for November 2020 have been donated by Parkhurst Dining.

Students with demonstrated need may receive up to six meals between Nov. 9 and Nov. 20 through B-Swipes, and will have the option to automatically request additional assistance from the Food Insecurity Relief Fund.

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

How to Request Assistance

  1. Complete the B-Swipes Request Form. You will be asked for your name, BUID and other personal information; the number of meals per week you are requesting (up to three per week between Nov. 9 and Nov. 20); and the circumstances surrounding your request. This information will only be used to review your request and otherwise will be kept confidential.
  2. The Office of Financial Aid and the Dean of Students Office will review your request and notify you with a decision as quickly as possible.
  3. As approved, meal swipes will be added to your dining account.
  4. Depending on your circumstances and response to the form, you may also be eligible for aid from the Food Insecurity Relief Fund through the Dean of Students Office, which will notify you regarding next steps if you qualify for this assistance.

Request assistance from the B-Swipes program

Donating Swipes

Plans are underway to allow students to donate some of their swipes to others in need through the GET App, starting in the Spring 2021 semester. The number of meals students will be able to donate and other details are still under review. These details will be announced when finalized. 

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