Rachel Sumekh is the Founder & CEO of Swipe Out Hunger. The organization is the leading nonprofit in addressing hunger amongst college students.
Her work has been recognized by The Obama White House and landed her on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. Swipe Out Hunger began in 2010 with a few friends as a college project at UCLA. To date, the organization has served over 2.5 million warm dining hall meals to food insecure students and operates on over 200 college campuses. Rachel authored the Hunger Free Campus Bill which has now passed in four states, sending over $70 million to campuses to support anti hunger programs on campus while 5 other states have introduced the bill.
Before launching Swipe Out Hunger full-time, Rachel followed her millennial urge to change the world and served those facing poverty as a case manager in Chicago. Rachel serves on the board of her spiritual community, IKAR, and is a proud graduate of UCLA. She credits her upbringing as the child of Iranian Jewish immigrants for her intersectional perspective.