My Town: Library to Host ‘Food for Fines’ Campaign

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CLEVELAND — Those with overdue book fines have a chance to redeem themselves with the return of the Cleveland Public Library’s Food for Fines campaign.

The program benefits the Cleveland Foodbank’s Harvest for Hunger campaign and will run from April 15 through April 27. Those with overdue book fines can have $1 forgiven for each food donation item, with a $3 limit for each day of the program.

The Food for Fines will accept any non-perishable, non-expired item on the Foodbank’s super list, including: peanut butter, cereal, canned soup, canned vegetables, beef stew and tuna fish.

Those who would like to participate in the Food for Fines campaign can donate at any of the library system’s 27 local branches, or the Main Library location downtown.