SDG Library brings back Food+ for Fines in time for the winter season

Library users are encouraged to pay off overdue library fines with food bank donations

SDG COUNTIES, Ontario— Want to clear out those library fines while supporting others in need? The SDG Library is pleased to announce the return of its highly anticipated Food+ for Fines campaign from Nov. 20 to Dec. 4. This community-based program invites library patrons to give back to their communities by bringing non-perishable, non-expired items or personal care items to any SDG Library branch in return for library fine forgiveness.

For each donation item received, $2 in library fines will be waived from the patron’s account. All items that are collected by the SDG Library will be given to local food banks that serve people living in the SDG Counties.

If the patron has no outstanding library fines, the patron can “pay it forward” by paying off the fines of others in the community.

Examples of items that can be donated include canned vegetables, canned soup, peanut butter, pasta sauce, canned fruit, toothpaste soap, feminine hygiene products, rice, cereal, and more. For further ideas, please visit the websites of local food banks, such as House of Lazarus or Community Food Share.

The Food+ for Fines program runs bi-annually in the spring and winter.


The SDG Library encompasses 15 library branches and four express depots across the Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Counties. Each location strives to provide residents with access to literature, technology, and a community space. Branch locations include Alexandria, Avonmore, Chesterville, Crysler, Ingleside, Iroquois, Lancaster, Long Sault, Finch, Maxville, Morrisburg, South Mountain, Williamsburg, Williamstown, and Winchester. Express depot locations include St. Andrews, Glen Walter, and Morewood.


For further information or to arrange for an interview with a member of SDG Library staff, please contact SDG Library Communications and Marketing Coordinator Cassie MacDonell at or (613) 577-1864.

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