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Donations For Citations

This program provides a one-time opportunity to donate qualified items to ASI Beach Pantry as an alternative to paying the citation in full. Qualified individuals can pay a $20 administrative fee to Parking and Transportation Services and select five items from specific categories to donate to the ASI Beach Pantry, in place of paying for their citation.

This program is applicable to citations issued on or after August 19, 2019.

In response to state and local health guidelines, please email to schedule an appointment and begin this process.

​Eligible citation types

  • Improper permit in employee space
  • Improper permit in general space
  • Improper permit in short-term space
  • Short-term permit in general space
  • Short-term permit in employee space
  • Resident permit in non-resident space
  • Non-resident permit in resident space
  • Vehicle link errors

Qualified Donations

Individuals will purchase one item from each of the following categories and bring the total of five items to the Parking and Transportation Services Office for donation. Items cannot be expired.

Qualified Donations
Category Canned Food
(1 can)
(1 item)
(1 item/package)
(1 package)
Canned Protein
(1 can)
  Fruit Cup of Noodles Deodorant Macaroni and Cheese Canned Tuna
  Vegetables Instant Ramen Body Wash Pasta Canned Chicken
  Applesauce Canned soups Feminine Hygiene Products (box) Cereal Canned Beans
  Pasta Sauce Canned chili Toothbrush Rice Canned Chickpeas
  Peanut Butter Chef Boyardee Shampoo Oatmeal 
Health Bars 

NOTE: Travel size items that belong to a package/box are not accepted. All items must be new and sealed.

How it works

  1. Select five acceptable items for donation by reading the current list of requested items below. One item from each of the five categories must be brought in for donation, for a total of five donated items. Expired items will not be accepted.
  2. Visit Parking and Transportation Services with your donations and pay the $20 admin fee prior to the 21 calendar day deadline from the receipt of citation.
  3. The citation is marked as dismissed.

Why did we start this program?

An undergraduate student, Stephanie Argent, came to Parking and Transportation Services in the summer of 2018, proposing an idea to make a difference with the food insecurity for our students. Citing a research study of Student Basic Needs performed by Dr. Rashida Crutchfield and Dr. Jennifer Maguire (Jan. 2018), she found that 41.6% of students in the California State University (CSU) system reported experiencing food insecurity. Parking & Transportation Services recognized this fact and wanted to partner with Stephanie to make a difference in the lives of our students on campus while also exploring the possibility of a discounted citation payment option. Through this collaboration came the Donations for Citations program. This program now provides students with a discounted citation payment option while at the same time increasing the supply of available resources to the ASI Beach Pantry and further combating food insecurity on our campus.