Meal Tickets: Swipe for US

Due to the high need of these vouchers and to avoid long wait time, we have moved the distribution of meal tickets online. Please fill out the form below if you feel that you are in need of a meal ticket due to limited access to food or kitchen space. Once an application is completed, an AS Food Bank staff will send you an email regarding next steps following the acceptance of your application.

The application will be open on a rolling basis. Not all applications submitted will be guaranteed a meal ticket. If you are having difficulty with the online form, please email with the subject Swipes for Us.

Please note that only current registered undergraduate and graduate students who do not have a meal plan can qualify for a voucher. The meal voucher is meant for YOUR use only. You cannot exchange or sell this ticket for monetary gain. Please note that if you do not pick up your meal ticket the quarter you apply for it, your meal ticket may be reallocated at the end of the quarter and distributed to another student in need.

If you need further food assistance, please visit the AS Food Bank’s pantry on the 3rd floor of the UCen or check out the CalFresh program regarding a potential monthly benefits for food.

Applications are now open! Apply HERE.


The Swipe for US program is partnership of the UCSB Housing & Residential Services DiningSwipe Out Hunger at UCSB, and the Associated Students Food Bank.

With the rising number of students experiencing food insecurity, the Swipe Out Hunger at UCSB and Residential Dining services teamed up two years ago to allow residents with a meal plan the opportunity to donate meals to their peers who find themselves in need of a hot meal. Residents have donated over 6,000 meals tickets distributed through the Associated Students Food Bank.



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