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Phoenix Public Library ‘Food for Fines’ to benefit Valley food banks

Mar 30, 2019, 4:15 AM

(Facebook photo/St. Mary's Food Bank)...

(Facebook photo/St. Mary's Food Bank)

(Facebook photo/St. Mary's Food Bank)

PHOENIX – To celebrate National Library Week in April, the Phoenix Public Library is teaming up with St. Mary’s Food Bank for the “Food for Fines” fundraiser.

The fundraiser will take place April 6-20, and each canned item will erase $1 off library fines.

The non-perishable items can be donated at any of the 17 Phoenix Public Library locations.

According to a press release, up to $75 can be taken off fines with donated food.

The food will benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank and Desert Mission Food Bank.

The food banks are asking for 12-ounce containers or larger of peanut butter, canned chicken, canned meals, canned fruit and canned vegetables.

This annual fundraiser collects over 20,000 pounds of food that help stock the food banks over the summer months, according to the release.

For more information visit the Phoenix Public Library website or call 602-262-4636.

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Phoenix Public Library ‘Food for Fines’ to benefit Valley food banks