Georgia Southern’s Food for Fines collected more than 6,000 pounds of canned goods for on-campus food banks, dismissed $20,000 in parking citations
On Nov. 7 and 8, Georgia Southern University Parking and Transportation Services collected more than 6,000 pounds of canned and boxed goods for on-campus food banks while dismissing $20,000 in parking citations.
“This was a hugely successful event, and I appreciate the efforts of the entire Parking Department, as well as numerous other departments on the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses,” stated Derrick Davis, director of Parking and Transportation Services. “We are grateful to be able to help provide assistance to Eagle community members in need.”
In Statesboro and Savannah, 705 individuals, including students, faculty, staff and area citizens, arrived to donate 10 or more nonperishable food items in exchange for amnesty on the oldest fine on their accounts.
The items collected were donated to on-campus food banks such as the Captain’s Cupboard Food Pantry, an emergency food program extended to Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff on the Armstrong Campus. Representatives from various departments were present during the event to assist in collecting donations.
Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 26,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.