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Food for Fines 2019

From Monday, March 25 to Sunday, March 31, the Concord Free Public Library will partner with Concord’s Open Table community supper and food pantry services to offer a week-long Food for Fines Program. This program will enable patrons to eliminate their overdue fines while supporting community members in need. Fines will be waived in exchange for food donations delivered to the circulation desk at either Concord Free Public Library location at 129 Main Street or 1322 Main Street.

Participation in the Food for Fines program is simple. For each non-perishable item donated the library will waive $1.00 in overdue fines. It is important that all donations are sealed and neither expired nor dented. Donations will be applied to overdue fees only and cannot be accepted as payment for lost or damaged items.

Open Table offers the following suggestions based on identified needs: Cereal, soup, stew or chili, spaghetti sauce, canned meats, pasta, rice, grains and vegetables, canned fruit, peanut butter and jelly or jam, granola bars, cooking oil (small containers), coffee, tea, baking supplies, fruit juice, paper supplies and personal hygiene items.