Food for Fines

Georgia Southern University Parking and Transportation Services will waive outstanding campus parking tickets for students, faculty and staff on the Statesboro or Armstrong campuses, as well as members of the community, in exchange for food donations, for its Food for Fines events on Nov. 7 and 8.

Anyone with a current Georgia Southern parking ticket can donate 10 nonperishable food items at the Parking and Transportation office in exchange for amnesty on the oldest fine on their account on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Statesboro Campus and Friday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Armstrong Campus. Participants may donate more than 10 food items, but only one parking citation per person will be waived.

“We invite all of our students, faculty and staff, regardless of whether or not they have a parking citation, to donate during the event, and we look forward to being able to help provide assistance to as many in need as possible,” said Derrick Davis, director of Parking and Transportation Services.

The items collected will be donated to on-campus food banks such as the Captain’s Cupboard Food Pantry, an emergency food program extended to Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff on the Armstrong Campus. On-campus food banks are operated by the Dean of Students office, and representatives from the department will be present during the event to assist in collecting donations.

“In keeping with the season of giving, we are excited to offer this opportunity that not only benefits those who have outstanding parking tickets but also fellow Eagles who are in need,” said Davis.

Suggested items to donate:
Canned soup: veggie and chicken noodle
Canned veggies: green beans, corn, and peas
Canned meat: chicken or tuna
Breakfast items: cereal and granola bars
Boxed macaroni and cheese
Marinara/pasta sauce
Canned fruit
Peanut butter

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