November Food for Fines cruises to new record

Photo showing all donations received

Over 1,700 items donated to SUO Pantry

The SUO Pantry student foodbank received a big boost thanks to the November Food for Fines initiative.

Parking Services received a total of 1,765 items—the new record for the single largest food donation to the SUO Pantry.

During November, campus community members with parking citations had the option to pay the first half of any parking fine with a food donation. The number of food donations received translated to $2,633 in parking citation forgiveness.

“Your contributions have made an incredible impact. Donations received this November exceeded previous milestones and provided a sizable boost to the SUO Pantry. Thank you for your support!” says Jeff Joyce, manager of Parking Services at UBC Okanagan.

“With the holiday season drawing near, we’re thrilled to have collaborated with the SUO Pantry, working together to help support students experiencing food insecurity challenges during the holiday season.”

At the SUO Pantry, you can request a hamper, donate or volunteer your time.