Donate Food, Reduce Your Parking Fine

Duke students can drop off canned food at Parking and Transportation Services for reduced parking citations

Duke students can drop off canned food at Parking and Transportation Services for reduced parking citations.

Duke students can help people at risk of hunger and get reduced parking fines by donating canned goods this holiday season.

Duke Parking and Transportation Services is partnering with Duke Student Government to host the food drive from Dec. 3-7. For each canned good undergraduate and graduate students donate between Dec. 3-7, they will receive $2 off a parking citation. 

Canned goods can be donated between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Parking and Transportation Services office in the Science Drive Garage.  Employees and students who don’t have citations are also invited to donate to the food drive. The collection will go to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. 

“With all the damage in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence, we thought it was a good idea to work with our community on this program,” said Carl DePinto, director of Parking and Transportation Services. 

Duke senior Liv McKinney, vice president of Services and Sustainability for Duke Student Government, said this is an opportunity for students to help families in Durham and surrounding counties.  

“Duke students who have the capability to donate can positively impact their community,” McKinney said.  “I hope students use this drive as a chance to get more involved with organizations around Durham.”

Students can reduce one parking fine up to $30. Citations eligible for reduction must be issued between Nov. 7, 2018 and Dec. 6, 2018.Fire Lane/Emergency Access or Handicap Parking Area/Access violations or citations under appeal are not eligible.

More additional information is available here.