Donated foods from last year's Food for Fines event.

Remove Your Library Fines by Donating Non-Perishable Food

Author: Sharon Coronado, Adult Services Coordinator
Date: 4/9/2018 2:10:34 PM

You can help end hunger in our community and reduce your Library fines at the same time with County of San Luis Obispo Library's annual Food for Fines program.

County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries are once again celebrating National Library Week by helping to end hunger in our community. Food for Fines Week takes place April 9 – 14 at all county library branches, in partnership with the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County.

One donation of non-perishable food will be worth $1 of overdue fines. There is no limit to how many overdue fines may be covered by food donations. However, other types of fees, such as those for lost or damaged items, are not included in the program.

Accepted items for the food drive are canned or dry soup, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned tuna/meats, peanut butter, dried pasta, rice, beans and cereal.

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