Food For Fines Drive at Wicomico Public Libraries Begins Dec. 3
“Every year a lot of members come out because it allows people to pay their fines, but in a way that gives back to the community,” said Monique Snyder, Wicomico Public Libraries communications manager.
Food for Fines is an initiative in which library members can pay overdue fines by donating a non-perishable food item. People may participate by presenting their library card at any branch in Wicomico County during the drive.
Snyder said the event began a few years ago.
Possible donations include canned vegetables, rice, pasta, cake mixes, breakfast cereal, canned tuna and chicken, canned or packaged soups, instant mashed potatoes, gelatin, instant coffee and cocoa. Soap, diapers, laundry soap and paper towels will also be accepted. The items must be non-perishable, unopened and unexpired. All donations will be given to the Joseph House.
“The Joseph House is a non-profit organization that helps less fortunate people in Salisbury,” Snyder said. The organization helps by providing food, cash assistance, a center and a hospitality room for the homeless.
Wicomico Public Libraries have multiple locations, including downtown Salisbury, the Centre at Salisbury mall and at Pittsville Elementary and Middle School. The library also has a bookmobile, which can be tracked here.
For more information go to wicomicolibrary.org or visit any library location.