Penn Libraries

Food for Fines Returns on November 1st


Food for Fines, The Penn Libraries’ annual food drive and fine amnesty program, returns for its fourth year!  Last year, patrons generously donated enough food to provide 430 meals to individuals across Philadelphia. Throughout the month of November, patrons can once again donate food and help feed our community all while paying off their library fines. All food donations will benefit Philabundance.

For each food item donated, $1 will be credited toward a patron’s account, up to a maximum of $20.  Please note that credit cannot be applied to lost book replacement fees. Food donations will be collected at the Van Pelt Circulation Desk. Items should be non-perishable and packaged in boxes, cans or plastic bottles. We cannot accept items in glass containers or past their expiration date.

Please consider donating the following high priority items:

  • Canned / Shelf Stable Tuna
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Canned Pasta
  • Canned Beef Stew
  • Canned Chili
  • Creamy Peanut Butter – (Plastic Containers Only)
  • Jelly – (Plastic Containers Only)
  • Canned Green Beans
  • Canned Corn
  • Canned Fruit
  • Breakfast Cereal or Hot Cereal

And remember you don’t have to have library fines to donate.  Everyone is welcome to participate!

For more information, email or call 215-898-7566. 

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