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Donations for Citations 2020 Starts Monday, March 2

Big Blue Pantry.
Big Blue Pantry

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 28, 2020)  University of Kentucky students and employees who have a parking citation can pay their fee by donating food or personal care items during UK Transportation Services’ fifth annual Donations for Citations drive. 

Donations for Citations starts Monday, March 2, and runs through Friday, March 13. All donations will benefit UK’s Big Blue Pantry, an on-campus organization that works to combat hunger and food insecurity for UK students. 

Since its inception in 2016, Donations for Citations has delivered over 10,565 pounds of food and personal care items to Big Blue Pantry. More than 1,000 people have participated over the past four years, making it one of Big Blue Pantry’s largest food drives.

“Our staff looks forward to this drive every year,” said Lance Broeking, director of UK Transportation Services. “It’s a good opportunity for us to give back to the campus community and to help make a difference in the lives of students who may be struggling with food insecurity.”

Ten food items or five personal care items will waive one regular citation of $25 or less. Regular citations do not include immobilizations, impoundments, parking in fire lanes, ADA accessible parking violations or improper application or use of parking permits. Customers with unpaid citations must also pay any other outstanding citations in order to have one waived under this program. Citations waived through the drive are not eligible for appeal. 

Simply bring your donations to Transportation Services' customer care center, located at 721 Press Ave., to settle your citation. This year, Big Blue Pantry is asking for the following food and personal care items: 

Suggested Food Donation Items: cereal, instant oatmeal/grits, pasta, pasta sauce, instant rice, instant potatoes, canned tuna, chicken or other meats, fruit juices, pancake mix (water based), microwave popcorn, bread and muffin mixes (water based), condiments, oils and seasonings, granola bars, fruit cups, applesauce

Please note: Expired, damaged or opened donations will not be accepted. In addition, refrigerated items or those in glass containers will not be accepted.  

Suggested Personal Care Items: toilet paper, facial tissue, paper towels, laundry detergent, trash bags, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand soap, body and face wash, shaving cream and razors, tampons, sanitary pads.

Please note: Expired, damaged or opened donations will not be accepted. No trial sizes, please.

For more information about Donations for Citations, visit the UK Transportation Services website at


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