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Tewksbury Library To Accept 'Food For Fines' In September

Aug 17, 2016 06:27PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Tewksbury Public Library

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TEWKSBURY, MA -- The Tewksbury Public Library is holding a "Food For Fines" drive to benefit Tewksbury's Food Pantry during the entire month of September.

For every non-perishable food item donated at the library, $1 in fines will be cleared from the donor's library card account. Donations must be brought to the Circulation Desk, and donors are asked to have their library cards handy. Please note that "Food For Fines" only applies to fines for overdue library materials, not fees for lost or damaged materials.

"This is a great opportunity to clear your library fines while helping those need in need," says Library Director Diane Giarrusso. "Our patrons always step up and show overwhelming support for the Tewksbury Community Pantry during our 'Food for Fines' months."

Suggested food donations include: baked beans, condiments, pancake mix, tea bags, cereal, pasta sauce, cooking oil, baby food, beef stew, canned chili, canned tuna, hot chocolate, salad dressing, peanut butter, crackers, jam or jelly, flour, sugar, coffee, syrup, pasta, juice, cookies, macaroni & cheese, powdered drink mixes, instant potatoes, and dry milk.

Household items such as shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, disposable razors, dishwasher soap and liquid laundry soap are also greatly appreciated.

No perishable donations, expired donations, or donations in glass jars can be accepted.

Please note that the Tewksbury Public Library serves as a drop-off location for Tewksbury's Food Pantry year-round, with a donation box located in the library's lobby area.

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