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Food for Fines: March 8-12, 2010

Posted: February 23rd, 2010

Food for Fines Supports Local Food Banks

Queen’s Library is pleased to announce the 13th annual Food for Fines campaign which begins on Monday, March 8th at 9 am and continues until Friday, March 12th at 5 pm.

Since its inception, the campaign has raised several thousands of dollars in cash donations as well as many many barrels of food items for the Queen’s AMS Food Centre and the Partners in Mission Food Bank.

How does it work?

The Library will gladly accept non-perishable FOOD ITEMS in lieu of payment for library fines (this does not cover any other library fees which may be owing). For each item you donate, your fines will be reduced by $1.00 to a maximum of $20.00 per person for the week.

You also have the option of donating your cash fine payments to a maximum of $20.00 per person (credit card and debit payments cannot be donated).

In addition, food or cash donations not applied to fines records are always welcome.

Where and when can you make your donations?

Food and cash may be donated between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at any of the following Circulation Desks:

  • Stauffer Library
  • Bracken Library
  • Education Library or Teacher Resource Center
  • Engineering and Science Library
  • Law Library

Which food items make acceptable donations?

Suggested donations:

  • baby food
  • soup
  • side dishes
  • canned juice
  • canned meats, fish, vegetables or fruit
  • evaporated milk
  • peanut butter
  • crackers
  • rice, pasta, pasta sauce
  • cereals
  • beans

We cannot accept the following items:

  • “junk” food
  • fresh food, home-made food, or bulk food
  • dented or rusted cans
  • damaged items
  • open packages
  • packages with expired dates

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