'Food for Fines' program starts at St. Johns County Libraries | News

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'Food for Fines' program starts at St. Johns County Libraries
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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Library goers who were tardy returning their rented reading materials can bring non-perishable food items as payment for their overdue fines.

The canned goods and non-perishable food items collected during the program will be donated to the St. Johns County Food Closet to be distributed locally to help feed the needy.

St. Johns County patrons can trade food for fines through January 5, 2013.

One dollar in overdue fines will be cleared for each sealed, non-expired, non-perishable food item donated.

The donation waivers may be used for library fines only and cannot be applied to fees for printing, lost items or for credit against future fines.

Even if you do not owe fines, you can still donate non-perishable food at any library branch or bookmobile stop.

Last year, more than 18,000 donations were collected during the Food for Fines program.

For more information, visit www.sjcpls.org or call 904-827-6925.

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