The Mid-Continent Public Library is in the midst of its bi-annual Food for Fines program, which runs through Sunday.
Customers at all 31 Mid-Continent branches can donate non-perishable food items in place of money to pay off overdue fines or replacement card charges. The food will be given to charitable organizations across the metro area.
Community Services League, Grain Valley Assistance Council, LINC Fort Osage Food Pantry are among the organizations benefiting from donations at local MCPL. Suggested donations include boxed cereals, canned food, peanut butter, cereal and pasta. Donations must not be expired, damaged, non-nutritious or in a glass, plastic or cardboard drink container. Each donated food item counts as $1 toward fines and fees (up to $10).