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Volusia Libraries Waive Fines for Food

Here’s a novel way to pay off your library fines!

Volusia County’s public library branches will accept food for fines from November 17 through 30.

Patrons with late fees will receive a $1 reduction of overdue fines up to $25 for each undamaged, unexpired boxed or canned nonperishable food item they bring to the library.

Donated food will be used to refill local food banks including Halifax Urban Ministries, Student Reach Out in DeBary, Neighborhood Center of West Volusia, The Jewish Federation’s Jerry Doliner Food Bank and the Volusia County Thanksgiving Basket Brigade.

The Food for Fines program is part of the ninth annual Feed the Need food drive spearheaded by Volusia County Government. County employees are joining with other public employees from Volusia County Schools, Daytona State College, the Florida Department of Health and local cities to see which organization can collect the most food per full-time employee.

Last year, the Food for Fines program collected 6,400 pounds of food.

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