Food for Fines

Kath 30 November 2010 7

can of food

The ACT Public Library Service has a deal at the moment for people with late fees who don’t want to add money to the gubment coffers or can’t quite afford to pay. (You can certainly pick up tinned food for less than $2 if you’re a bit cheap) From their email:

Do you have fines for overdue library items? Do you have an overdue library item that needs returning?

From 1 – 24 December 2010, ACT Public Library members are encouraged to donate tins or packets of non-perishable food in exchange for fines being removed from their membership record. One tin or packet of non-perishable food = $2 or less of fines. For example, donating three tins will clear up to $6 of fines. Food for Fines only applies to overdue fines.

All food will be donated to OzHarvest Canberra who provide food to 55 charities in Canberra and Queanbeyan, supporting many individuals in the community who are in need. Food for Fines is an opportunity to support people who are in need during the holiday period.

More details on the website.

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7 Responses to Food for Fines
Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 5:59 pm 01 Dec 10

Five bean mix – librarians must have no sense of smell?

Dave from OzHarvest Dave from OzHarvest 5:14 pm 01 Dec 10

Got to congratulate the Library people for doing this. It really will make a big difference to a lot of people we try to help out there in Canberra and Queanbeyan.

motleychick motleychick 10:41 am 01 Dec 10

That’s such a great idea!

stelita stelita 10:01 am 01 Dec 10

Excellent idea!

p1 p1 10:15 pm 30 Nov 10


gp gp 10:12 pm 30 Nov 10

Although it’ll cost me $50 of food, great idea. So much better knowing exactly where the ‘money’ is going. I actually want to go pay my fines.

Brianna Brianna 9:03 pm 30 Nov 10

Terrific idea.

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