Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will be accepting canned goods and non-perishable food items to pay for library fines October 21st through October 30th.
One food item brought in will equal $1 off on library fines! Food items should be taken to the library’s circulation desk. All food collected will be donated to Manna!
Donations should include only shelf-stable foods, such as canned fruits, vegetables and meats, dried beans, brown rice, quinoa, low sugar cereals, baby food, formula and vegetarian items. Home-canned items, opened foods, or foods past their expiration dates will not be accepted.
Customers must have existing fines or hold fees to participate in the Food for Fines program, but anyone may donate food items at the libraries during the drive. Food for Fines donations cannot be used towards fees for lost or damaged materials, collection agency fees, lost card fees or other charges.
For more information, contact local library branches, or visit https://montgomerycountypubliclibraries.blogspot.com/2018/10/food-for-fines-2018.html.