Food For Fines

Start a new chapter of hope; give back to your community with Food For Fines! Throughout the month of May, we will remove $1 from your overdue library fines for every non-perishable food item donated (up to $10). Donate items at any of our 12 branches.

MCL does not accept donations of candy and soda. The intent of the program is to assist local food banks toward their goal of providing nutritious food to those in need. Eligible items include non-perishable, undamaged, labeled items such as:

  • 8 oz. or more can of fruit/vegetables
  • 5 oz. or more can of meat/fish/poultry
  • 10.5 oz. or more can of soup
  • 1 box of pasta/rice/dried beans
  • 12 oz. or more box of cereal
  • 8 oz. or more jar of peanut butter