Monday, March 26 – Friday, May 11, 2012

Students who return their overdue books to either the Queens or Staten Island Circulation Desks between March 26 and May 11, 2012 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 lowest to highest amount).

Pre-existing overdue fines are also eligible.

Fines and fees resulting from lost or damaged library materials are NOT eligible for the Food for Fines program.

All food collected will go to Our Saviour Lutheran Food Pantry (Queens) and Project Hospitality (Staten Island)

Suggested Food Items:

Cereals, canned soup, instant potatoes, Jell-O, canned juice, canned vegetables, evaporated milk, canned fruit, peanut butter, canned meat, canned fish, rice, pasta, canned spaghetti sauce, stuffing mix, etc.

Pet food and baby food will also be accepted. 

No item past the expiration date or dented cans will be accepted.