Food for Fines

Food for Fines 2017

What is Food for Fines?

Food for Fines is an annual food drive put on by the UVic Libraries. Every year we collect food, personal needs items and money in support of the Mustard Seed and UVic Students' Society (UVSS) food banks.

  • for every non-perishable food item or personal item, like toothbrushes or soap, we will take $3 off your fines up to $20
  • you can also "pay" for your fines, but ask that up to $20 of your fines be donated to the food banks instead of the libraries

No fines? No problem!

The UVic Libraries are happy to accept donations by students, staff, faculty and community members in support of the Mustard Seed and UVSS food banks.

Drop off non-perishable food items, personal needs items or money to the campus libraries and we will pass them on to the food banks!

Where do my donations go?

Orange circle UVSS food bank logo

UVSS Food Bank

Yellow Mustard Seed logo

Mustard Seed Food Bank


Contact Carmen in the for more information or ask at any of the libraries' service desks!

Learn more about hunger in Canada from Food Banks Canada.

Some of the most needed items include: rice, pasta, baby food, peanut butter, canned beans and fish, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap.