The Hiawatha Public Library is excited to once again offer Food for Fines. A partnership of the Metro Library Network, Food for Fines gives patrons the opportunity to remove library fines from their accounts while also helping their communities! All food donations will benefit the HACAP Food Reservoir.
From November 1 - November 30 patrons may donate one non-perishable food item for each $1 owed. Food for Fines donations may only be applied to library fines for overdue materials, and may not be used toward lost or damaged materials. The libraries and HACAP will not accept dented cans, glass containers, or foods with past expiration dates.
All of the Metro Library Network libraries will also accept food donations from people who would like to share an act of kindness by helping pay someone else’s library fines, as well as food donations from those who have no library fines but would like to help prevent hunger in our communities.
Through a similar program last year, the Metro Library Network libraries donated 7,328 pounds of food to HACAP. We look forward to sharing our continued commitment to helping all families within our communities have access to food.
Erin Zaputil - Adult Services Librarian
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