Can Your Fines food drive returns to Mentor Public Library

Help those in need and have your library fines forgiven.

Help those in need and have your library fines forgiven.

The Can Your Fines food drive is returning to Mentor Public Library and, once again, you can donate food in exchange for forgiveness of their fines.

The food drive will run from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31 and you can donate at any of Mentor Public Library’s branches.

The donated food will go to local food pantries that will, in turn, give it to families in need.

Each nonperishable food item that somebody donates will be worth up to a dollar off the fines they owe. People can get up to five dollars in fines waived this way.

A few provisos:

  • Patrons can only trade food for fines once during the Can Your Fines food drive
  • Those whose fines have gone to collections are not eligible to participate
  • You must have a Mentor Public Library card to participate

Last year, you donated hundreds of pounds of food to your neighbors in need. We look forward to your generosity again this year.

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