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Parking fines paid with food items for students

Photo of the food driveIt was a first at UNCG. And organizers say this event for the Spartan Open Pantry won’t be the last.

UNCG’s Parking Operations & Campus Access Management teamed with UNCG’s Student Government Association to have the University’s inaugural Food for Fines event to support the Spartan Open Pantry.

Parking fines were paid through food items, instead of cash.

The collection of food ran from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, and students and visitors paid $825 in fines with non-perishable food items.

More than 193 lbs of food was collected.

In the future, organizers say they plan on hosting this event once a semester.