Food for Fines returns

Food for Fines returns

Annual event set for Feb. 1 – 28

The Library is ready to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Food for Fines February 1 – 28!

This annual fine amnesty program provides Library customers with the opportunity to erase overdue fines* while also benefiting the Zionsville Food Pantry.
Throughout the month of February, customers may donate 20 items or more to erase up to $20 per Library card. Each item donated will erase $1 in overdue fines owed to Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library. Recommended donations include non-perishable food and personal care supplies. All donations will benefit the Zionsville Food Pantry located at Zionsville Presbyterian Church.
All area residents are welcome to drop off donations for the food pantry at the Library’s Circulation Desks through February 28. “I’ve seen many patrons bring in donations, even with no fines to pay,” said Julie Bigler, Assistant Circulation Department Head. “We hope everyone will take advantage of this 28-day opportunity to donate to the local pantry and erase their overdue fines,” Bigler said.
The Library began working with the pantry eight years ago because it directly benefits the local community and neighbors in need. Donations collected during the Food for Fines event allow the pantry to prepare for the spring break holiday, when some children lose the benefit of school lunches.

Zionsville Food Pantry’s top 10 most needed items:

  • Canned chicken
  • Boxed dinner mixes
  • Rice mixes
  • Cereal and granola bars
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned fruit
  • Heat-and-serve canned meals
  • Fruit juices
  • Baking supplies
  • Brownie mixes

For more information about the Food for Fines event, please contact the Library’s Circulation Dept. at 317-873-8340.

*Only overdue fines currently owed to the Hussey-Mayfield Library are eligible for this program. Fines owed to other Evergreen Libraries are not eligible, along with all lost and damaged fees. Credit cannot be applied to accounts for future fines. The library cannot accept donations of food in glass containers or items that have expired.