Food for Fines at the Library Runs August 31-September 9

News Release Date: 
Aug 31 2012

Food for FinesLibrary News - For Immediate Release

Contact: Margaret Harter, Community Relations, (812) 349-3050

Food for Fines at the Library Runs August 31-September 9

Bloomington, Ind. (August 31, 2012)--The library is holding a food drive for Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Friday, August 31-Sunday, September 9, at both the Main Library in downtown Bloomington and the Ellettsville Branch. Everyone is invited to help their neighbors in need by bringing in non-perishable food items during library hours to help restock the shelves at the Hoosier Hills Food Bank, A United Way Agency that provides food support to over 100 nonprofit agencies.

It's win-win for patrons who have library fines. For each item of food donated, the library will take $1.00 off their fines. No fine? The library welcomes all donations of non-perishable food items in good condition.

At the start of this school year, the Food Bank is especially in need of canned protein, such as tuna, beans, meat, soup with meat or beans, and peanut butter--brain food for kids. Other healthy food items include low-sugar cereals, bags of rice or beans, powdered milk, and fruit canned in its own juice. Donated food must be unopened and not expired.

Last fall, through the generosity of library patrons and community members, the library collected more than 3,000 lbs. of food for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank, hhfoodbank.org.

Library service hours are Monday-Thursday, 9-9; Friday, 9-6, Saturday, 9-5; Sunday, 1-5. (The Ellettsville Branch Library opens at 10 a.m., Monday-Friday.)The library will be closed Monday, September 3, for the Labor Day holiday.

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For more information on donating food and erasing fines during Food for Fines, call the Library Checkout Desk at 812.349.3090.