New Mexico State University allows students to pay parking tickets with peanut butter

Students at New Mexico State University will have the ability to donate peanut butter to pay off parking tickets.

The New Mexico State's Transportation & Parking Services department is allowing the first 100 students who’ve gotten a parking citation the ability to donate jars of the condiment to help benefit a food pantry, the Aggie Cupboard. 

The program will be limited to the school’s homecoming week, between October 23rd to the 27th, with officials hoping to receive around 80 ounces of peanut butter, about a $10 donation with no preference for either chunky or smooth. 

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New Mexico State isn’t the first to offer this exchange, with the University of Alaska-Anchorage allowing donations of peanut butter and jelly for tickets since 2009, as well as the University of Texas-San Antonio.

Peanut butter is one of the most requested items at food banks. 

Students are only allowed to donate once, so if you have lots of parking tickets at $35 a pop you are out of luck.

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