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Food for Fine Program Brings in Over 8,000 Pounds of Donated Food

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KENNEWICK, WA - Mid-Columbia Libraries' "Food for Fines,"  program helps customers pay overdue fees while helping the local community at Mid-Columbia Libraries results are in. 

"Food for Fines" ran from November 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014 and resulted in 8,101 lbs. of food donated being in more than 2013's 7,971 lbs. of food.

"Our customers appreciate our annual Food for Fines Program not only for the opportunity to pay overdue fines, but for the opportunity to help our neighbors in need," said Kyle Cox, Executive Director of Mid-Columbia Libraries. 

"Food for Fines" ran from November 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. The program allows customers to pay their fines using non-perishable food items. Each food item counts as $1 toward overdue fines, up to $10 per account. All food will be donated to local food banks throughout the region. 

Food banks included 2nd Harvest Tri-Cities; Basin City Help Services; Benton City Food Bank; Othello Food Bank; Connell Food Bank; Kahlotus Food Bank, and Jubilee Ministries Prosser Food Bank. 

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