‘Food for Fines’ program returns to Woodland Library

From Daily Democrat

” Find a library book under your bed? Forget to bring a DVD back on time? Now is your chance to clear your library fines while helping others by donating food to people in need during Woodland Public Library’s Food for Fines program.Library Services Director Greta Galindo says the library is now offering a fine amnesty period starting Saturday and continuing to Dec. 21.“During this time, anyone with a Woodland Public Library card can have their fines waived in exchange for nonperishable boxed or canned food, which will be donated to the Yolo Food Bank,” stated Galindo.Food items should be brought to the check-out desk during open hours. There is no minimum food donation requirement or limit to the amount of overdue fines that can be waived per account; however, food donations will not waive any accrued collection or lost material fees. Perishable, expired, beyond sell by date and homemade food items will not be accepted.The most desired food includes tuna (canned or vacuum packed), peanut butter, beans (canned or dried), canned soup, stews, chilis and pastas; canned fruits and vegetables, rice, pasta, cereal (boxes and bars; whole grain and low sugar), and juice (canned, plastic or boxed).”