During "Food for Fines," 50 cents will be deducted from overdue fees for each non-perishable food item donated at any of the city's 17 libraries. A maximum of $50 can be paid with donated food. Homemade food or food in lieu of lost or damaged materials cannot be accepted.
Donated food will be distributed to St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and Desert Mission Food Bank. Last year the program collected more than 32,000 pounds of food.
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