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Nashville Public Library Food for Fines

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You can start the New Year off with a clean slate! 
Eliminate your library overdue fines by donating canned goods & other foods during the Nashville Public Library Food for Fines food drive! The drive will take place January 9 – 17, 2016, at all Nashville Public Library locations.

Library members will get $1 in current fines* waived for each can or package of the following foods:

  • peanut butter
  • canned chicken or tuna
  • canned vegetables
  • canned fruit
  • canned soups
  • cereal
  • pasta

Bring canned goods, or items in boxes or plastic bags or jars (no glass can be accepted) to the circulation desk at your library. Don’t forget to bring your library card!

  • No dropoffs please
  • No glass containers
  • No open packages
  • No repackaged or expired food

All donations go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

Last year, the drive raised 48,454 pounds of food, which helped provide nearly 38,000 meals to families in need. To learn more about the issue of hunger in Middle Tennessee, don’t miss Nashville Public Library’s Hunger Awareness programming in January 2016

* Food for Fines now includes all fines EXCEPT out of county fees and future overdue fines.

 

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