Food for Fines Week underway at SLO County libraries

Posted at 5:52 PM, Apr 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 20:52:30-04

If you have overdue library fines, now is your chance to get them wiped clean. 

San Luis Obispo County public libraries are hosting a "Food for Fines" event this week as part of National Library Week. 

One donation of non-perishable food will be worth $1 of overdue fines. Food items that will be accepted include canned or dry soup, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned tuna and meats, peanut butter, dried pasta, rice, beans and cereal, according to a release from the County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries.

There is no limit to how many overdue fines can be covered by food donations, but the event does not pertain to damaged or lost items. 

The food will be donated to the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County.