The Chatham-Kent Public Library is running its first ever Food for Fines initiative this week.
Until Nov. 30, patrons can bring in non-perishable food items to any CKPL branch and, as a thank you, CKPL will waive $5 in overdue fines per donated item, up to a maximum of $50 per account.
Donations will be given to local organizations to benefit people in communities across Chatham-Kent.
Any unexpired, non-perishable food item can be put towards your donation.
The Food for Fines initiative can only be applied to fines for items that were returned late. Patrons are responsible for paying for any lost or damaged items or other fees on their account.
Have no fines and want to still participate? CKPL will gladly take donations and make sure they get to those who need them this Giving Season.
For more information, call 519-354-2940 or visit www.ckpl.ca/donate.