Donations for Citations

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

UK Parking and Transportation Services will bring back the Donations for Citations program to benefit the Big Blue Pantry.

Beginning on Monday, Feb. 27 and running through Friday, March 10, UK community members can donate non-perishable goods – including food and personal care items – and, in exchange, have one regular parking citation of $25 or less waived.

The Donations for Citations drive benefits Big Blue Pantry, which serves University of Kentucky students experiencing food insecurity or hunger. Any UK student with a valid UK ID is eligible to receive non-perishable goods from the Big Blue Pantry, located in White Hall 23-25, next to the Post Office.

In the first year, a total of 337 individuals participated in Donations for Citations, donating a total of 2,441 pounds of food and 381 pounds of personal care items. It was a wonderful testament to the spirit of community and support that exists across our campus.               

Those interested in participating should bring donations to the Parking and Transportation Services office in the Press Avenue Garage (721 Press Avenue). The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may choose to donate either 10 non-perishable food items or five personal care items to the Donations for Citations drive to have one regular citation of $25 or less waived. 

The following non-perishable food items will be accepted: canned fruit, cereal, instant oatmeal, pasta, rice, pasta sauce, jams and jellies, condiments, canned tuna or canned chicken, and nut butter. The following personal care items will be accepted: shampoo, hand soap, hand sanitizer, toilet paper (minimum size of four pack), toothpaste, shaving cream, razors and tampons.

For more information on this program please go to: Or, click here to get involved with the Big Blue Pantry, or its host organization, the UK Center for Community Outreach.

This program is another example, among many, of how we continue to work—together—to support all members of the UK family. Thank you for your role in those efforts.

Have a great week.


Eric N. Monday