NDSP to accept food donations as payment for parking tickets

Author: Erin Blasko

Food Drive

University of Notre Dame Security Police will accept nonperishable food donations as payment for parking tickets or fines from Nov. 13 (Monday) to Dec. 8 (Friday) — part of an effort to address food insecurity in the community.

This is the second year for the Food for Fines program, which collected 3,000 pounds of food, representing $5,700 in fines, in 2016.

Each donated food item will be worth $2 in fine payments. There will be a limit of 30 food items per person, for a maximum value of $60.

The program is open to students, faculty, staff or visitors with outstanding parking and/or traffic tickets.

Donated food will go to People Gotta Eat, a partnership of 14 food pantries in St. Joseph County that works through the United Way to share resources, raise funds and promote awareness.

People are asked not to donate expired food items.

For more information, call 574-631-5053.

Contact: Erin Blasko, assistant director of media relations, 574-631-4127, eblasko@nd.edu