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Food For Fines Is Back! November 1 - 30, 2019

Media Release
For Immediate Release

Andrea Tavener

Help feed the hungry while you take care of your overdue fines.

Yes, it’s the time of year you’ve been waiting for! Food for Fines is Back!  Throughout the month of November, patrons can bring cans or boxes of non-perishable food to all of the locations of the Washoe County Library System, and the Second Judicial District Court, Washoe County Law Library, in lieu of overdue fines, to support efforts to combat hunger in our community.

Food barrels will be placed at all Washoe County Library locations.  Food barrels are also located at the Washoe County Law Library at 75 Court Street.  Donated food will be delivered to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.  Donations made at the Incline Village Library will help support Project MANA.

Washoe County Library and Law Library patrons are asked to bring one non-perishable food item for every overdue book or other item. (Food cannot be exchanged for lost or damaged library materials.) Washoe County Library Director Jeff Scott says, “Everyone is welcome to participate in this collaborative food drive.  Each year the library has delivered thousands of pounds of food to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Project MANA.  We are pleased to continue to offer this opportunity.” 

These food items are especially needed: Canned meats, fish and peanut butter; macaroni & cheese and pasta meals; powdered milk, baby formula and baby food; complete meals in a can such as stew, chili, ravioli and hearty soups; canned fruits, juice and vegetables; dry cereal, oatmeal, rice and pasta.

For more information about library hours, services and programs please visit us online at .For further information about the Second Judicial District Court, including the Law Library, please visit or contact the Law Library at 775-328-3250.

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