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Posted on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009

Students Can Take Care of Fines With Food Donations

Several Santa Clara organizations have teamed up to sponsor a food drive for needy families during the upcoming holiday season. Students can donate extra meal points at any checkout station on campus or drop off non-perishable food items in the library or outside of Cellar Market in Benson Memorial Center. The library is even sponsoring a Food 4 Fines program within the food drive, allowing students to offset $2.00 in fines for every non-perishable item donated.

Second Harvest Food Bank is looking specifically for non-perishable food items, specifically meals in a can (stew, chili, soup), canned meat, peanut butter, low-sugar cereals, 100% fruit juices in single-serving boxes, canned fruit and low-salt canned vegetables. Meal point donations will be accepted through Dec. 6. Food 4 Fines and drop-off locations in the library and outside Cellar Market will continue through Dec. 16. Second Harvest is also accepting cash donations online. Visit and select Santa Clara University Campus Ministry to make a contribution.

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