Food For FinesHave an overdue library book?  A fine you still need to pay?  Why not make a donation of food to the library and erase that overdue fine while helping a family in need?

Here’s how the drive works:

  • Students who return their overdue books to either the Queens or Staten Island Library Circulation Desks between March 22 and May 16, 2010 with donations of non-perishable food items will have their fines waived (see Suggested Food Items below).
  • One food item will erase one overdue fine regardless of the fine amount (multiple fines will be waived from the lowest to highest amount).
  • Pre-existing fines are also eligible.
  • Fines and fees resulting from lost or damaged materials are NOT ELIGIBLE for the Food for Fines program.
  • All food collected will go to Our Saviour Lutheran Food Pantry in Queens and Project Hospitality on Staten Island.

Suggested Food Items include: cereals, canned soup, instant potatoes, canned vegetables, evaporated milk, canned fruit, peanut butter, canned meat, canned fish, rice, pasta, canned spaghetti sauce, stuffing mix, etc.  No items past the expiration date or dented cans will be accepted!

Donations will also be accepted from anyone in the University community that wishes to contribute.