Graphic with a can of food and the words food for finesDo you have outstanding parking citations? Are you looking for an easy way to pay them off and help the community at the same time? December 11th through 15th (11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) you can pay off your CU Boulder parking fines with food instead of cash! CU Boulder Parking Services is collaborating with Harvest of Hope Pantry for a food drive! Harvest of Hope Pantry provides healthy supplemental food to Boulder families and individuals in need of food assistance. The pantry is similar to a neighborhood food market, except their food is free to their “shoppers.” Anyone with a valid I.D. and proof of Boulder residency can shop at the Pantry!

Bring in a minimum of five (5) non-perishable food items to have a current outstanding citation waived. If you have more than one outstanding citation, donate more!*

*Citations must have an issuance date prior to December 1, 2017. Donations will not be valid on citations in collections, on student tuition accounts, relocated/booted vehicles, ADA or fire lane/undesignated space violations or any single amount of $50 or more. Donations will be accepted even if you do not have citations.

Items most needed by the Pantry are canned tuna, cereals (whole grain preferred), beef stew, chili with beans, canned beans, carrots, corn, peas, fruit and chunky style soups however other items will still be accepted. Food items will not be accepted if they are damaged, opened, missing a label or expired and glass jars/containers cannot be accepted.

For those making donations, parking will be available in lot 440 (south of Parking Services) at no charge from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on donation dates. Parking will be limited to 15 minutes. The donation table will be set up on the right side as you enter the Parking Services' lobby where your food items will be recorded. (Please have your photo ID and license plate number ready to quickly access your account.) You will receive a receipt and proceed to the customer service window to complete the process.