In an effort to combat student hunger, The University of Alaska in Anchorage says anyone with unpaid parking fines will be able to cut down, or even cover, the cost of their tickets by donating peanut butter and jelly through November 8. Officials say the food will go to the school's emergency food cache, which is used regularly by students in need. Local KTUU reports that the fees can be offset by different amounts depending on how big the food donations is, "but there is a limit to how far you can spread that peanut butter." The number of PB&J payments is capped at two citations per individual. Two 16 oz. jars will be good for a $10 credit, three jars will cover a $35 citation, and five jars will cover a $60 ticket for citations issued within the past 45 days.
Alaska university taking PB&J as payment for parking tickets