Pay for parking tickets and help out those in need by participating in the partnership between the Beat Bama Food Drive and Auburn University Parking Services. For the third year in a row, Students may donate cans to the food drive to pay their parking tickets.
Future parking tickets can also be paid by putting a credit on a student’s account.
This program came about to help students and to add to Auburn’s donation said Beat Bama Food Drive President Sarah English.
“What sparked this partnership was the reality that students receive parking tickets all the time," English said. "Beat Bama Food Drive wanted to figure out a way the payment of those tickets could go to those in need while also giving Parking Services good PR because they deserve more recognition than they receive.”
One donated can is equivalent to two dollars off of a ticket. Students can donate up to twenty-five cans to the food drive through parking services. That means a student may receive up to fifty dollars to cover their ticket expense present and future.
Credit towards an account is valid through the end of the academic year. To donate cans toward their account with parking services, students can drop their cans off at the Parking Services Building during normal operating hours.
“In 2015, Parking Services brought in 77 pounds. Last year they brought in 1,192 pounds, English said. “I anticipate Parking Services to donate over 1,500 pounds this year.”
Students can donate toward their parking account starting Oct. 29. The last day to donate toward a current or future parking ticket is Nov. 10.