Food for Fines

Food for Fines

As November sets in, so begins the season of thankfulness, family, cooking, and eating! Out shopping for food? Consider donating to the Library’s Food for Fines program, November 1–17 at the Main Library. Each food item donated forgives $1 of your late fines!

No fines? No problem! Your donation is still 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 have enough to eat. Donations are distributed 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.

For more information, please call the Library at (812) 349-3050.