If you've been avoiding paying that parking ticket at the University of Colorado Boulder, you may be happy that you procrastinated.

CU Boulder's parking services is letting you pay off your outstanding parking fines with canned food instead of cash this week.

Parking services has partnered up with Boulder's Harvest of Hope pantry for a food drive.

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday -- Nov. 14,15, and 17, 18 -- between the hours of 1 to 4 p.m., you can donate a minimum of four cans of non-perishable food items at the CU Parking Service's lobby to get citations waived.

Rita Martin, the communications manager for CU Boulder's Parking Services says one of the department's enforcement officers is actually the person who came up with the idea for the food drive.

This is the first year they've done it and Martin says CU Boulder hopes to continue it in the future.

There are rules.

Donations will not be accepted at the Bursar's office.

If you have multiple citations, donate more!

Donations will not be valid for a collection of citations, relocated or booted vehicles, for ADA, fire lane or undesignated space violations or for any amount due over $50.