The “Can Your Fines” Food Drives Returns to Mentor Public Library

The “Can Your Fines” food drive is returning to Mentor Public Library and, once again, library patrons can donate food in exchange for forgiveness of their fines.

The food drive will run all through November and people can donate at any of Mentor Public Library’s branches.

The donated food will go to local food pantries at St. Gabriel and St. John Vianney. The pantries will, in turn, give it to families in need.

Each nonperishable food item that somebody donates will be worth up to a dollar off of the fines they owe. People can get up to five dollars in fines waived this way.

Patrons can only trade food for fines once during the Can Your Fines food drive. Those whose fines have gone to collections are not eligible to participate.

Last year, patrons donated 880 pounds of food during the Can Your Fines drive.

For more information, contact the Mentor Public Library at (440) 255-8811 or visit the library’s website.

Photo courtesy of Mentor Public Library

Gail Borovic, the human resources manager at Mentor Public Library, helps drop off donated food to the pantry at St. Gabriel Parish during a previous Can Your Fines food drive.

Gabe Arnold
Author: Gabe Arnold