Food for Fines

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Have UAlberta Library Fines? Donate to get your fines waived!

For your library fines to be waived, you must include the 13-digit barcode from your ONECard/library card in the donation form (click the red button below) By submitting that form, you give the Campus Food Bank permission to share your name, barcode, email address, and donation amount with the UA Libraries. If you cannot locate your 13-digit barcode, please contact the U of A Libraries at 780-492-4174 before submitting this form.   

 

For every dollar donated to the Campus Food Bank, you will be waived the same amount in overdue library fines, to a maximum of $100. Only current fines on UofA books and books from participating NEOS Libraries will be waived. Fines on MacEwan and Olds College books are not eligible. Charges for lost or damaged items are not eligible. 


Fines will be waived in 7-10 business days after you make your donation.


If you would rather donate non-perishable food items, those can be dropped off at any Main Campus or Campus Saint-Jean Library.


Food for Fines runs from March 5th to April 30th


Donate to the Campus Food Bank

Monetary Donations

While all donations are valued, monetary donations are highly encouraged since they allow us flexibility to purchase what is most needed at a certain time. Monetary donations can be dropped off during office hours or mailed. If you are donating by cheque, please write it to “Campus Food Bank.”


Tax Receipts can be issued for a minimum donation of $20. Every donation helps our mission to fight hunger on the University of Alberta campus.
If you prefer to use a credit card to donate, please do so by visiting CanadaHelps.org or by clicking the button below.

Donate online here

Non-perishable Food and Toiletry Donations

While all food and toiletry donations are very appreciated, the most needed non-perishable items are:

  • canned meats (eg. tuna)
  • canned fruits and vegetables
  • peanut butter
  • beans (without sauce)
  • cereal
  • brown rice
  • whole wheat pasta
  • pasta sauce
  • rolled oats (instant oats)

Perishable Food Donations

To arrange the donation of perishable food items, please call (780) 492-8677 and ask to speak to the Executive Director. Feel free to plant an extra row in your garden for us this season, as we do accept fresh produce.

Note: For safety reasons, we cannot redistribute homemade products or open food products.


We also greatly appreciate donations of reusable bags.

Hosting an Event?

Request donations to the Campus Food Bank from your attendees! We can supply donation boxes and secure monetary jars for events with some notice. Email programs@campusfoodbank.com to coordinate.