Cans for parking quotes are back! – Student services

October 29, 2021

Donate canned goods to the Red Hawk Pantry to pay for an open parking quote!

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In partnership with Red Hawk Pantry, Parking Services is once again offering its annual Cans for Citations food drive!

What, when, how?

This program allows students, faculty, and staff at Montclair State University to donate canned goods as payment for parking citations. Unopened canned or dry products will be worth $ 10.00 for an open parking ticket. (ex. $ 60.00 bill = 6 cans!)

The details

  • Duration of the program: The program runs from Monday November 1 to Wednesday November 24, 2021.
  • Only one referral for citation can be granted!
  • One box = $ 10.00 towards the quote. You can donate for the full value of the quote. Therefore, if your citation totals $ 40.00, you may donate four (4) cans for your citation.
  • The following quotes are not eligible for the program:
    • Alteration of university equipment
    • Shared license or start violation
    • Parking in the reserved space, grass or sidewalk
    • Parked in Fire Lane or PWD Space Violation
  • When and where to bring: Please bring your donations Monday to Friday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the parking office located on Level 1 of the Red Hawk Bridge.

What to give


  • Non-perishable foods
  • Healthy items, such as whole grains, low-sugar cereals, and low-sodium canned products
  • Staple foods: tuna, peanut butter, soup, beans, rice and long-life milk


  • Items that have passed the expiration date (please check; we need to dispose of your expired food)
  • Dented, rusty, leaking or unlabeled boxes
  • Glass jars
  • Opened packages (exception: those with individually wrapped packages inside)

Red Hawk Pantry Most Needed Items

  • Canned fruit
  • Tuna
  • Beans
  • Pasta
  • Soupe
  • Rice
  • Toilet paper
  • Granola bars
  • Personal care products
  • Household products


For more information or questions, please contact or 973-655-7580.