County Libraries to hold food drive and forgive fines

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — County Public Libraries are once again celebrating National Library Week by helping to end hunger in our community. Food for Fines Week takes place April 9 to 14 at all county library branches, in partnership with the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County.
One donation of non-perishable food will be worth $1 of overdue fines. There is no limit to how many overdue fines may be covered by food donations. However, other types of fees, such as those for lost or damaged items, are not included in the program.
Accepted items for the food drive are canned or dry soup, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned tuna/meats, peanut butter, dried pasta, rice, beans and cereal.
For more information on this or other library programs, visit For more information about the Food Bank’s extensive, cost effective programs visit


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