UC San Diego Library’s Food For Fines Effort Helps Stock Triton Food Pantry

Donate food items to Geisel Library or the Biomedical Library Building Front Desks from June 2 to June 15 to pay off your library fines from this quarter! All donated items will go to UC San Diego’s Triton Food Pantry.


  • Fines eligible for dismissal include:
    • Course reserve & recall overdues
    • Billing fees
    • Processing fees (no replacement charges)
  • Fines must be from Spring Quarter 2019 (Weeks 1-9)
  • Earn a maximum credit of $40
  • Fines already paid may be credited

Ineligible Items

  • Items expiring before July 1, 2019
  • Open, dented or damaged items
  • Items in glass containers
  • Perishable or homemade items
  • Junk food (instant ramen, soda, chips, gum or candy)

Item Values

  • $5 for Breakfast Items
    • Full-size box or cereal
    • Canister of oatmeal
    • Box of oatmeal packets
    • Box of granola bars
  • $2 for canned & boxed items
    • Soup or sauce
    • Beans or legumes
    • Fruits or vegetables
    • Dry pasta or rice
    • Goldfish, pretzels, crackers
  • $0.50 for single serving items

The Triton Food Pantry was launched by Associated Students in February 2015 to fight food insecurity and malnutrition on campus. Today, the pantry serves almost 600 students per week. And that’s not all, the pantry has been able to bring in weekly produce from an organic farm called Garden of Eden.

For more information about the Food for Fine$ program, contact staff at either the Geisel or BLB Front Desks.