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Reduce library fines with food donations

Library customers can pay overdue fees and help restock the pantries of Valley food banks during Phoenix Public Library’s annual “Food for Fines,” April 11-25.

During “Food for Fines,” 50 cents will be deducted from a customer’s library account fees for each non-perishable food item donated at any of the city’s 17 libraries. A maximum of $75 can be paid with donated food. Perishable, expired, beyond sell by date and homemade food items will not be accepted.

Donated food will be distributed to Desert Mission and St. Mary’s food banks. Last year, the program collected nearly 70,000 pounds of food. For more information, call 602-262-4636 or visit http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org.

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