Libraries will take food for fines


DARKE COUNTY – Area libraries will participate in the Feed Ohio 2015 Campaign to help feed Ohio’s hungry. Beginning Sept 1. Arcanum Public Library, Bradford Public library, Worch Memorial Public Library, and New Madison Public Library will offer a Food for Fines program that will allow patrons to pay their overdue fines with a qualifying food donation.

Each library will have a list of eligible items to donate. For every qualified food donation $1 will be deducted from your overdue fine account.

The libraries will also act as a Feed Ohio Drop Zone for anyone else who would like to donate to this worthy cause. Feed Ohio is a 100 percent volunteer effort timed in conjunction with the National Day of Service on Sept. 11.

Now in its third year, Feed Ohio is a statewide volunteer humanitarian effort to provide food assistance to individuals and families in the state of Ohio that need our help. Your donation serves your community. When you donate to Feed Ohio, your items go directly to your local food bank, lending a hand to the members of your community that need it most.

The Feed Ohio food drive campaign will run through Sept 13. Members of the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have volunteered to collect and distribute the donations to local food banks in the area.

Staff report

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