Food for Fines Program Enters Third Year


By Marketing and Communications | 01-19-2016


For the third consecutive year, students will be able to reduce their library fines by donating non-perishable food items. All donations will go to the 12th Can Food Pantry, and the program will run from February 8-21. 

“We are excited to continue the tradition of giving students an opportunity to reduce their fines while simultaneously helping those in need,” said Tonya Carter, University Libraries Food for Fines coordinator. “Last year we collected over 1,000 items and we hope to increase that number for 2016.”

For each full-sized donation of 10 oz. or more, $1 will be credited towards a student’s fine on their University Libraries account, with a $50 maximum. No glass containers will be accepted and food cannot be repackaged, opened or expired. Patrons will be given a receipt for their donation and will receive account credit within 24 hours. The program excludes replacement fees for lost or damaged items and no money will be exchanged.

Participants can drop off donations from February 8-21 at the AskUs desks at the following locations: Sterling C. Evans Library, Medical Sciences Library, Policy Sciences and Economics Library, and West Campus Library.

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About 12th Can Food Pantry
The 12th Can Food Pantry is a student-run food pantry located at Texas A&M that serves all students, faculty and staff in need of assistance. Their goal is to eliminate hunger at Texas A&M, bring awareness to food insecurity in college communities, and show others the power of the Aggie spirit. Since opening in 2013, they have served over 30,000 pounds of food. For more information visit www.the12thcan.org 

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For more information: Samantha Geyer, Texas A&M University Libraries; 979.862.4233 or geyersamantha@library.tamu.edu



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