Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Food for Fines 2016

Food for Fines 2016 October 16-30
Fines happen. Whether it's a book that slid under the car seat during the drive to the library or a movie that never made it back into the case, many of us owe a dollar or two (or more!) to the library.

However your fines happened, we are pleased to be offering our second annual Food for Fine campaign!

Every canned good or non-perishable food item you bring to your library October 16–30 will reduce your existing fines or hold fees by one dollar. (Donations cannot be used towards other fees.) The Food for Fines program is part of our support for Montgomery County’s Community Service Week.

Requested Healthy Food Items: Instant Oatmeal; Brown rice; Whole grain pasta; Canned vegetables; Canned fruit; Fruit cups; Tuna, Salmon or Chicken, in water; Dry or canned beans; Natural nut butters; Milk boxes; Cooking oils and spices; Infant formula and baby food
All food will be donated to the Manna Food Center. Shelf-stable foods such as canned fruits, vegetables and meats, dried beans, brown rice, quinoa, low sugar cereals, baby food, formula, and vegetarian items will be accepted as donations. Unfortunately, we cannot accept home-canned items, opened foods, or foods past their expiration dates.

No fines but still want to get involved? No problem! All customers are welcome to drop off donations at our branches during this program.

Last year's Food for Fines program collected approximately 240 bushels (6,000 pounds) of food for Manna! Director Hamilton and other MCPL staff toured Manna to learn more about how food donations are helping our community residents. See photos from last year's program:

2015 Food for Fines

Visit our website to find your closest branch and plan your donation.