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April 1st - 12th, 2024

How does it work?

You will be playing a game of Bingo. If you have a citation and meet the eligibility requirements, you are able to bring in food items to pay for up to 3 citations. You can go to Benny's Pantry or the Parking Office to pick up a Bingo Card and assemble the items on the card. You can also download a Bingo Card here.

To pay for one citation: Gather all of the items in one row, column, or diagonal (totaling 6 items) to form a Bingo and bring them directly to the Parking and Transportation Office.

To pay for two citations: Gather all of the items in two rows, columns, or diagonals (totaling 12 items) to form two Bingos and bring them directly to the Parking and Transportation Office. If there are overlapping items on your Bingo Card, you must bring in two of those items to total 12 items.

To pay for three citations: You must gather all the items on the Bingo Card to obtain a blackout (totaling 36 items) and bring them directly to the Parking and Transportation Office.


Food for Fines is a program that will be ran once a year. Citations $35 and under will be eligible, and not all citations or individuals would be eligible to participate. Any individual who has been towed will not be eligible. The following citations will not be eligible:

  • Fire Lane
  • Disabled
  • Yellow Curb
  • Grass/Sidewalk
  • Altered/Forged
  • Use of Lost/Stole Permit

Items will need to meet all requirements provided by Benny's Pantry and be non-expired. As this is a fundraiser and we are trying to help Benny's Pantry as much as possible, we will not accept any single serve/travel size items of: ramen noodles, granola bars, pop tarts, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, tooth paste, lotion, etc. We will also not accept expired items. 

Food for Fines is happening across all campuses: Pocatello, Idaho Falls, and Meridian. Visit your local Parking and Transportation Office for more information.

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION SERVICES             parking@isu.edu             (208) 282-2625              625 E Humbolt St Pocatello, ID, 83209                  @isupublicsafety     @isupublicsafety     @ISUPublicSafety     @isupublicsafety71