Fueling success: An experimental evaluation of a community college meal voucher program

Meal voucher initiatives seek to provide students facing food insecurity with access to free meals from their college cafeteria. Some community colleges operate home-grown programs while a few are part of a national effort called Swipe Out Hunger.

This report evaluates the efficacy of a meal voucher program at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts. The meal vouchers were first distributed to students in Fall 2017, and this first report rigorously estimates impacts on academic outcomes and student well-being through Spring 2018.