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Have a book fine? “Pay” in food! The library will now be accepting non-perishable food items as payment of fines all year long. All donations will benefit the Caldwell University Cougar Food Pantry.

The program is open to all current Caldwell University students. Information about the program:

Each student can have a maximum of $5 in fines forgiven per semester.

Each food item donated will forgive $1.00 in fines.

Please refer to the food items on the Cougar Food Pantry list below for preferred items.

Donations must be made in person to a library staff member at the library’s Information Desk to have your fine waived.

Don’t have a fine? You can still donate! The Cougar Food Pantry has donation boxes all over campus: CARES Center, English Department, Academic Success Center, Jennings Library, Student Life, and Newman Welcome Center.

Cougar Food Pantry Preferred Items:
Can of soup
Box of pasta
Jar or can of spaghetti sauce
Jar or can of ravioli
Can of beans
Box or bag of rice
Can of vegetables
Jar of peanut butter
Jar of jelly
Box of mac & cheese
Can of tuna
Canned chicken
Can of fruit
Box of instant oatmeal
Box of cereal (healthy low sugar varieties)
Box of granola bars, nutrigrain bars, or pop tarts