Food for Fines

How often do you get the chance to help the Library, the community, and yourself—all at the same time? Now’s your chance, by participating in the Library’s Food for Fines program October 15–28 at the Main Library and Ellettsville Branch.

That’s right—each item you donate means $1 off your overdue fines, and donations are distributed by Hoosier Hills Food Bank to nearly 100 local agencies serving 25,000 low-income individuals and families, including seniors on fixed incomes, the ill and unfortunate, and children in South Central Indiana each year.

Canned protein—peanut butter, meat, tuna, beans, and soup—are especially in demand. They’re great brain food for kids and adults, and sustain healthy growth of bone and muscle. Other healthy items needed include low-sugar cereals, bags of rice or beans, powdered milk, and fruit canned in its own juice. Opened or expired items cannot be accepted.

No Library fines? No problem! All donations are welcome. Help Hoosier Hills Food Bank—a United Way Agency working to educate the community about hunger—feed the one in five Monroe County children who don’t get enough to eat.  

For more information on donating food and waiving fines during Food for Fines, please call the Library at (812) 349-3050.