Food donations can pay off library fines

DALLAS -- Patrons of the Dallas Public Library can return overdue materials, clear their overdue fines and help hungry neighbors in the community all at the same time.



DALLAS -- Patrons of the Dallas Public Library can return overdue materials, clear their overdue fines and help hungry neighbors in the community all at the same time.

Library users may reduce or pay off library fines by contributing food items from May 1-30 as part of the Food for Fines program. Library fines will be reduced by $1 for each food item contributed.

Examples of accepted items include 15 ounces or larger canned fruit, vegetables and chili, bottled or canned fruit juice, boxed hot or cold cereal, pasta products, pasta sauces, peanut butter, canned meats, and cooking oil. Also accepted are 5-pound bags of sugar, flower or rice.

All food items must be commercially processed, factory sealed, be free of dents and rust, and bear an expiration date.

Food may be delivered during regular library hours to the Dallas Public Library at 950 Main St. Those without overdue materials or fines are also welcome to contribute food items.

Special fees and charges for lost library materials may not be reduced through the Food for Fines program.

For more information: 503-623-2633.



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