Food for Fines

Food for Fines

About the program

Food for Fines is a twice yearly fines amnesty program. We encourage patrons to donate non-perishable, non-expired food items for the duration of our campaign. We've also expanded our Food for Fines program and now accept personal care items.

Each donation results in $2 of fines forgiveness from your account. All paid up? We'll pay it forward for others that may be in need.

Food+ for Fines, Winter 2023

Thank you for participating in the winter 2023 Food+ for Fines! With your help, library branches collected over 791 items, which amounted to $1,582 fines forgiven across our library branches.

In-demand items

We reached out to our local partners and they've provided a list of the most in-demand items:

  • Applesauce Cups
  • Baking Supplies
  • Brown Beans
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Meat
  • Cereal
  • Condiments
  • Fruit Cups
  • Juice Boxes
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Dry Pastas (not spaghetti)
  • Shampoo (men & women)
  • Deodorant (men & women)
  • Soap
  • Toilet Paper

All donations to our Food for Fines program stay within SDG.

Thank you for your support in making this program a success!

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