Food for Fines – Thank you!

Thank you to all who participated in the Library’s annual Food For Fines campaign. Library users had three weeks to lose their library fines by donating non-perishable food items to their campus library.

Food For Fines Nov. 23 - Dec. 13How Food for Fines worked:

  • Each food item paid off $2 in fines, to a maximum of $20.
  • Fines applying to all types of materials were eligible including books, DVDs, videos, and CDs.
  • Food for Fines did not apply to overdue, lost or damaged items.
  • Any OC library user, whether student or community user, could ‘cash-in’ a non-perishable pre-packaged food item.
  • Food items could not be cashed in against future fines.
  • Previously paid fines could not be refunded in exchange for food items.

Looking for Some Examples?

  • Meal in a can (chili, stew, chunky soup)
  • Low-fat canned and dry soup
  • Canned legumes (beans, chick peas)
  • Pasta (macaroni, spaghetti, lasagne)
  • Tomato sauce and pasta sauce
  • Rice
  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Tuna and other canned meat (e.g. ham)
  • Healthy granola bars
  • Peanut butter
  • Boost/Carnation Breakfast/Ensure
  • Baby food/formula
    ~List provided by Okanagan Valley food banks
    ~Please ensure food has not reached expiration

Please contact OC Library staff with further inquiries.

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