Food for Fines

2020 Food for Fines Update

Unfortunately, the 2020 Food for Fines campaigns were cancelled due to COVID-19. However, we know that each of the organizations that we usually support with our food drives are still very much in need. If you are able, please consider making a donation to support the great work these community organizations undertake.

Local Organizations:
Casselman Food Bank
Community Food Share
House of Lazarus
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

We hope to be able to bring our Food for Fines campaign back next year!

Thank you for your support!

In 2019, 1,495 non-perishable items were donated through our 'Food for Fines' campaigns, representing approximately $2,300 in library fines. Thank you for supporting this community initiative!

Food for Fines


Reduce Your Fines and Help Your Community!

Twice a year, the SDG Library runs "Food for Fines" campaigns. For every non-expired, non-perishable food item donated during the campaign, $2 in Library fines will be waived from your account. Don't have any fines? Pay it forward and help someone else pay down their fines! Speak to branch staff for more information.

All donations stay local! Donations are sent to the following organizations:

  • Casselman Food Bank
  • Community Food Share
  • ​​House of Lazarus
  • Long Sault Volunteer Fire Fighter Food Drive (Fall campaign)
  • Osnabruck Foundation Christmas Food & Toy Drive (Fall campaign)
  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul