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Food for Fines: WVU will be excusing parking citations for food donations

This holiday season, get one parking citation forgiven by donating to West Virginia University Transportation and Parking’s “Food for Fines” food drive!

WVU Transportation and Parking will excuse one parking citation in exchange for a donation of ten (10) non-perishable food items (12 ounces or more recommended). Students, faculty, staff and the general public should donate their items to the first floor of Mountaineer Station from Monday, Nov. 4, through Thursday, Nov. 14. The collection site will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

Suggested donations include canned meats, vegetables, pumpkin, beans and soup as well as stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, peanut butter, apple sauce, crackers, rice, pasta and other pantry staples.

With this program, a maximum of one unpaid parking citation (up to a $20 value) will be excused. 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.

The food drive will benefit The Rack and The Rack II@HSC student food pantries to help students in need during this holiday season.

Contact the Transportation and Parking team at or 304-293-5502 for more information on the “Food for Fines” program.

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