Ninth Annual Food for Fines Program Begins in February

By Marketing and Communications | 01-26-2023

This February, Aggies will be able to reduce their library fines and help their community at the same time. The University Libraries’ Annual Food for Fines program accepts non-perishable food items as payment for outstanding library fines with all food going to the 12th Can Food Pantry on campus. The Food for Fines program runs from February 1-28.

"Aggies helping Aggies is what Food for Fines is about. We have donated over 10,000 pounds of food to the 12th Can Food Pantry so far. This will be our ninth year gathering food," said Tonya Carter, University Libraries Food for Fines coordinator. "We are asking the Aggieland community to continue to support the Food for Fines event by participating or making a food donation."

For each full-sized donation of 10 oz. or more, $2 will be credited towards a student’s fine on their University Libraries account, with a $100 maximum for fine credit. Additional food donations are welcome. Each library will have complete information about what will and will not be accepted and patrons will be given a receipt for their donation and will receive account credit within 24 hours. This program excludes replacement fees charged for lost or damaged items and donations have no monetary value.

Participants can drop off donations at the AskUs desks at the following locations:

  • Business Library & Collaboration Commons
  • Medical Sciences Library
  • Policy Sciences and Economics Library
  • Sterling C. Evans Library & Annex.

For more information: Ivy Mestrovic, Texas A&M University Libraries; 979.458.2420 or

About 12th Can Food Pantry

The 12th Can Food Pantry is a student-run food pantry located on the Texas A&M campus and 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. For more information visit