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Food for Fines: WVU will excuse parking citations for food donations

Students, faculty, staff and the general public can get a WVU parking citation excused by donating to WVU Parking Management’s “Food for Fines” food drive, benefiting The Rack – our student food pantry.

In exchange for a donation of ten non-perishable food items (12 ounces or more recommended), participants can get a maximum of one unpaid parking citation removed from their account, up to a $20 value

Participants should donate their items to the first floor of Mountaineer Station from Wednesday, Nov. 1, through Friday, Nov. 10. The collection site will be open from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on weekdays.

Parking citations that already have been paid cannot be refunded; however, donations are welcome from those who do not currently have any unpaid parking citations.

Suggested donations include:

  • all types of rice and pasta
  • pasta sauce
  • varieties of soups
  • microwavable meals
  • canned vegetables (corn, carrots, mixed vegetables, tomatoes, peas)
  • canned fruits (pears, peaches, mixed fruit, mandarin oranges)
  • canned meats (turkey, ham, spam, chicken, tuna)
  • beans (black beans, great northern beans, cannellini beans, kidney beans)
  • condiments and spices (ketchup, mustard, salad dressings)
  • other baking and cooking staples
  • bottled water

The Rack is also in need of food items for individuals with dietary restrictions, such as those who follow vegetarian, vegan, lactose-free or gluten-free diets. To view specific donation needs, visit The Rack’s Amazon wishlist.

Food items should not be expired.

For questions about Food for Fines, contact the WVU Parking Management Office at 304-293-5502.

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