Food for Fines program fills barrels at Cupertino Library

The Food for Fines program runs from April 2-30 at any Santa Clara County Library location, including the Cupertino Library.The Food for Fines program runs from April 2-30 at any Santa Clara County Library location. Photo: Cupertino Library

Just two days after the launch of this food drive, Cupertino Library officials boasted about having two barrels filled to the brim with non-perishable food items bound for the Second Harvest Food Bank.

That may have something to do with how the donations are impacting their contributors.

As we reported late last month, The Santa Clara County Library District launched the Food for Fines program, which runs from April 2-30, that allows those who make the donations to have $100 in outstanding library fees and fines to be waived.

Library patrons can bring non-perishable food donations to any county library or bookmobile to have their overdue fines and fees waived. They are encouraged to bring along any overdue library materials and have the lost item fee waived with their donation.

The program is considered a win-win for the library patron and the food bank. It helps library patrons who are scared-off by fines to return to the library system, while providing much needed food resources for the food bank.

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