The Park City Library is hosting the annual Food for Fines. During the month of November, patrons can bring in non-perishable food to reduce their fines. The Library will forgive one dollar or part of a dollar for each non-perishable item that is brought to the Information Desk. Non-perishable goods must be undamaged and non-expired.
“We have enjoyed doing food for fines for many years and are excited to partner with the local food bank at the Christian Center. It’s a great opportunity to help pay down your fines while contributing to the community!” Christine Roh, IT Librarian.
All food brought in is donated to the Christian Center of Park City. All of the food stays locally in Park City and Summit County. The most needed items for the food pantry are:
- canned tuna
- canned cors
- canned soups
- canned green beans
- canned fruit
- non-refrigerated fruit juice
- macaroni & cheese
- peanut butter
Each year the food drive is held, the number of pounds of food donated increases. In, 2013, Food for Fines raised 85 pounds of food; in 2014, 100 pounds of food.
“A lot of people are still not aware that there are hunger issues in the community. We love when the library and others in the community host food drives. It helps raise awareness of issues while also providing much needed food for our food pantry,” states Jenny Mauer, Director of Programs and Volunteers for the Christian Center of Park City.
For further information, please contact:
Becca Lael, Community Engagement Librarian (435) 615-5611
1255 Park Avenue
Park City, UT 84060
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