Food for Fines is the annual Kansas City Public Library program that allows patrons to donate food to Harvesters—The Community Food Network in exchange for credits towards their Library fines.
From Monday, October 12, through Sunday, October 18, every item donated will equal $1 off your existing overdue fines.
In 2014, Food For Fines brought in almost 8,900 pounds of food for those in need in our community, and we eliminated over $9,000 in overdue fines!
What items can you donate? Non-perishables like canned vegetables, boxed dinners, canned juices, peanut butter, soap, deodorant, shampoo, toilet tissue, facial tissues, paper towels, and cleaning supplies.
What can you not donate? Perishables, homemade or home-canned foods, soda, candy, glass containers, alcoholic beverages, and items that are damaged/opened/expired or that are missing a nutrition label.
What fines will be reduced? Existing overdue fines. We cannot forgive fines for lost items, printing/copy services, or give credits towards future fines.
Check out the FAQ for full details!