Food for Fines Week at Huron County Library

October 1, 2015

Huron County, ON – All twelve branches of the Huron County Library will be participating in the popular ‘Food for Fines’ program from October 11th to 17th this year.

During this week, all branch locations will accept non-perishable food items in place of cash for overdue library fines. This project is offered through the Huron County Library in partnership with the Huron County Health Unit and local food banks. It is timely that Food for Fines coincides with the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17th. The ten food banks in Huron assist over 1,500 people (singles, families, children) on a monthly basis.

‘Food for Fines’ also gives library users a chance to clear their record, return overdue materials, and support local food banks. During the program, fines for items are waived on a one to one ratio; it’s simply one item of food for each item overdue.

All donations through this program are redistributed to food banks within Huron County. For more information on this program or other events at your library check with your local branch, visit us on Facebook, or view our website at

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Jenni Boles, Acting Branch Services Librarian
Huron County Library (519) 482-5457 ext. 3


For more information contact:

Susan Cronin, County Clerk
519.524.8394 (ext 3257)