The Peter White Public Library is once again partnering with the TV6 Canathon to help feed our hungry neighbors. Now through December 5, the library will serve as a collection point for food items to help stock our local food pantries.
As an added incentive to donate, the library is offering Food for Fines, a program that allows library users to resolve overdue fines with the donation of non-perishable food items to the TV6 Canathon. Bring in one non-perishable food item to the library’s circulation desk in exchange for $1.00 in overdue fines.
There is no limit to the dollar amount of fines that can be waived through Food for Fines. The program applies only to overdue fines. It cannot be used to resolve fees for lost or damaged materials.
The TV6 Canathon began in 1982 with about 700 pounds of food being donated to help the local food pantries that first year. Since that time the annual donations have increased dramatically with more than 116,000 pounds of food being donated in 10 Upper Michigan Counties in 2018. Since the event began in 1982, the people of Upper Michigan have donated more than 3.86 million pounds of food to their local food pantries. The staff of the Peter White Public Library looks forward to our continued participation in this event to let no one go hungry in our community.
Questions about the Food for Fines program can be directed to Melissa Alan at 906-226-4310.
Food For Fines, TV 6 Canathon