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Clean out your cupboards and lower your library fines April 7 - 21, 2018!

Library customers can pay overdue fees and help restock the pantries of Valley food banks during Phoenix Public Library’s annual Food for Fines, April 7 - 21, 2018.

During Food for Fines, 50 cents will be deducted from a customer’s library account fees for each non-perishable food item donated at any of the city’s library locations. A maximum of $75 can be paid with donated food. Perishable, expired, beyond sell by date and homemade food items will not be accepted. Donated food will be distributed to Desert Mission and St. Mary’s food banks. Each year, we collect around 70,000 pounds of food.

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For more information, call 602-262-4636.

Most Wanted Food Drive Items

  1. Tuna (canned or vacuum packed)
  2. Peanut butter
  3. Beans (canned or dried)
  4. Canned soup, stews, chilis and pastas
  5. Canned fruits and vegetables
  6. Rice
  7. Pasta
  8. Cereal (boxes and bars; whole grain and low sugar)
  9. Juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
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