A lot of students at Georgia Tech purchase meal plans, particularly freshmen, who are required to purchase one. At current rates, freshmen are required to pay $2,420 per semester for a meal plan. Meal plans consist of a number of meal swipes that expire by the end of the semester.
Students who are running out of time to use up their remaining meal swipes have few options. Many use their meal swipes at fast food restaurants located on campus. Students also use their meal swipes to buy food for their friends, but they might not have many friends who are not on the meal plan or their friends may also be stuck in the same situation as them.
Our goal is to design a system which will allow students to share meal swipes they don’t plan on using by the end of the semester with other students.