MRL to Assist Area Food Banks
Massanutten Regional Library announces its annual “Food for Fines” event from January 14-January 19. Library patrons can bring in one new canned good or non-perishable food item for each $1 of fines owed during this period and the patron’s fines will be forgiven. Collected food items will be distributed to area food pantries to assist the needy in the Valley and the MRL branch locality.
There are some specifics that patrons need to recognize, however. Food for Fines applies to fines for returned items. Lost or damaged items must be paid for in cash. Also the library cannot accept glass containers, baby food jars, pet food or home-canned goods. Library staff will refuse expired or items deemed in poor condition.