Thursday, Dec 14, 2017
Food for Thought
Trade pantry items for library fines
Jennifer Fehr, FVRL
Valley Regional Library’s extremely popular annual Food for Fines campaign
is back! Take advantage of this opportunity to reduce your library fines and
help feed your community.
From December 15, 2017 through January 21, 2017 you can “pay” your fines
with food. It’s simple – bring in commercially packaged, unexpired,
non-perishable food items to any FVRL location and have your fines reduced.
One food item equals $2 in fines/fees, and up to $30 of fines/fees owed per
library account can be cleared during the campaign.
All items collected will be donated to the local area food bank.
“FVRL’s top priorities include building meaningful community partnerships
and reducing barriers for customers,” says Heather Scoular, Director of
Customer Experience. “Now in its fourth year, the campaign is a great
opportunity for customers to reduce or eliminate their fines while
supporting their local community food banks in the process. Last year our
customers generously donated 13,375 food items, and in turn we cleared
approximately $27,000 worth of fines.”
Local pantries are especially in need of rice; flour; powdered baby formula;
peanut butter and jams; pasta and sauces; canned fruit and vegetables;
canned and dry soups; canned fish/meat; and cereal.
For more information, please visit www.fvrl.ca
or your favourite FVRL location. Connect with FVRL online 24/7 through
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
ABOUT FRASER VALLEY
FVRL is the largest public library system in British Columbia, with
25 community libraries serving almost 700,000 people in its service
area. Established in 1930, it is funded with taxes raised in the
communities it serves, plus a Government of BC operating grant. The
governing Board consists of elected officials representing 15 member
municipalities and regional districts. With its mission "to connect
people to the world of information and ideas," FVRL plays a
prominent role in the communities throughout the Fraser Valley.
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