Kansas City, MO - The Kansas City Public Library begins its annual Food For Fines Week from Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 28.
During this time patrons can bring undamaged and unexpired non-perishable food to any Kansas City Public Library location to clear up existing fines on their Library accounts. Each single food item will count as a $1 credit toward the reduction of existing overdue fines.
All food will be donated to Harvesters, Kansas City’s largest area food bank. This year the Library has a goal of collecting 10,000 items.
Patrons are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items in cans, boxes, or plastic containers, as well as household and personal care items that are unopened. The Library will also accept pet food in boxes or cans. No glass containers may be accepted. Patrons can bring items even if they do not have any overdue fines. The Food for Fines program is only applicable to Library overdue fines. No other fees, such as lost items fees, are eligible.
For a complete list of most-needed items and additional information, click here.