February 2020 is Food For Fines Month

During the month of February, you can combine a visit to the library with a good deed for those who use food banks in your area. The Annapolis Valley Regional Library is once again offering a Food for Fines initiative from February 1-29, 2020.  Just give us an item for the food bank and we’ll forgive up to $3.00 in fines.  And the really good news is that there is no limit on the number of fines which can be forgiven!   Do you owe $8.50?  Three food bank items will take care of that.  Please note that Food for Fines applies to fines only, not other fees like lost books or printing costs.

 

The most needed food items are:

  • Soup and stew
  • Canned meat and fish
  • Canned vegetables and fruit
  • Pasta and rice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Cereal
  • Formula and baby food
  • Meal replacement drinks
  • Canned and powdered milk

(Please check expiry dates since we will not be accepting outdated food items.)

Feed Nova Scotia provided us with this list of commonly requested non-food items that are frequently in short supply at food banks.  These must be new and unopened.

  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish soap
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving cream
  • Disposable razors
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Plastic cling-wrap

So, if you have library fines to pay off, or even if you don’t, stop by the library with a food bank item or two during February.  Through Food for Fines you can help make a difference for families in your area.

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