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Parking Services announces 4th Annual Cans for Cites food drive program

University of Delaware Parking Services is getting into the holiday spirit and helping those in need at the same time, announcing a three-week food drive program as a way to pay parking citations.

Beginning Monday, Nov. 27, and running through the end of the semester, Dec. 15, parking citations can be paid for with non-perishable food items.


Each non-perishable food item will count as $5 towards the cost of an on-campus parking citation that is less than 30 days old. Customers can choose to pay a citation in full or in part by bringing non-perishable food items to the Parking Services office at 147 Perkins Student Center.

While supplies last, customers who would like to obtain a small gift can bring specific items on specific days:

  • Mix-Up Monday – any mix items, pancake mix, muffin mix, etc.

  • Tomato Tuesday – any product with tomatoes including sauces

  • Weighted Wednesday – any item over 1 pound

  • Thirsty Thursday – juice, shelf stable milk, or liquids

  • Fruity Friday – any canned fruit items

No Citation? No Problem!

Non-perishable food donation barrels or boxes are available at

  • Morris Library lobby,

  • BCC Lobby,

  • Fred Rust Ice Arena lobby,

  • STAR Health Sciences lobby,

  • 413 Academy Street Lobby,

  • 5 Innovation Way

  • DuPont Hall

  • Any garage lobby,

  • Or the Parking Services office.  

For those who want to make an impactful donation, the Food Bank of Delaware recommended donation list can be seen at this website.

All donated items will be delivered to the Food Bank of Delaware the week of Dec. 18, just in time for the holiday season.  See the Parking Services website or contact the office at parking@udel.edu for detailed information.


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