Food For Fines


Brandeis food for fines graphic of a can. Brandeis community members can now pay their overdue fines with a donation of non-perishable food or hygiene items to the Brandeis Food Pantry.   

How it works:

  • Each item donated is worth $5 towards library fines.
  • Items must be non-perishable, in good condition, and not expired. 
  • Bring items to the Information & Borrowing Desk.
  • Items will be collected and and brought to the Brandeis Food Pantry
  • (Graduate Student Center Conference Room - Kutz 102).


  • Fines that have been billed to SAGE are not eligible.
  • Replacement item fees are not eligible.

Brandeis Food Pantry Most Wanted Items:

For a full list of recommended items, visit the Office of Graduate Affairs website

Some recommended items are: 

  • Canned goods
  • Boxed rice, cereal, pasta
  • Dried beans
  • Pasta sauce
  • Condiments
  • Cereal
  • Peanut Butter or Nut Butters
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss
  • Toilet Paper
  • Feminine Hygiene Projects