Nobody likes to get a parking ticket, but they do happen. If you forget to pay a parking fine before its overdue date, Parking Services has a way to apply part of your fine to benefit local food banks.
Until Dec. 12 Parking Services will accept non-perishable food donations to cover overdue tickets. Each non-perishable food item will be valued at $3 and can be used to pay an overdue parking fine amount.
How does it work? When you pay the first $30 dollars of your fine, you may pay part or all of the second $30 in food donations. For example: $30 plus 10 food items equals $60.
To find out more, visit the Parking Services website (parking.ok.ubc.ca) or call 250-807-8554. Office hours are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Food Exchange donations also accepted
Many of the items in the Food for Fines program will be distributed to the on-campus Food Exchange program. If you find yourself with any extra non-perishable food items this holiday season, consider donating them to the Food Exchange, located on the third floor of the University Centre building.