KENNEWICK, WA-- The Mid-Columbia Libraries don't want money for your overdue fines. They want food.
The Food for Fines program starts Friday. Customers can pay their overdue fees by donating food to those in need. Each item counts as one dollar toward a fine.
All the food collected will go to Second Harvest and several other food banks across the region.
"This is an opportunity for us to give back a little bit to our customers if they have some fines while also supporting the community who needs food during this holiday time," said Jennifer Aalgaard, Mid-Columbia Libraries.
The Food for Fines program will last through December 31st to meet the big demand for food donations during the holidays.
You don't need to have a fine to donate. Mid-Columbia Libraries will collect any food donations at any of their branches.