This holiday season, Beloit Public Library is accepting nonperishable food items as credit toward paying down library fines.Display Monitor_Food4Fines

The promotion will take place through Thursday, Nov. 30. Patrons will receive $1 credit toward their fines for each food item donated—up to a maximum of $9 per day. Donations must be unexpired, undamaged, unopened, and nonperishable.

The library will pass along all donations to Beloit Caritas Community Resource Center, which has provided food and clothing to neighbors in need for more than 40 years. Some items that are needed include:

Fruits canned in juice
Unsweetened applesauce
100% fruit juice
Dried fruits (raisins, craisins)

Canned vegetables (without salt added)

Meats and Beans:
Canned meats and fish (chicken, ham, beef, tuna, salmon)
Peanuts and peanut butter
Beans (canned, baked, or dried)

Whole grain, low-sugar cereal
Whole grain crackers and popcorn
Whole grain enriched pasta and instant rice

Spaghetti sauce
Reduced-sodium broths and soups
Salad dressings or spreads
Baby food (not past expiration date)

Meal Makers:
Boxed meals that can be easily made (ex. Hamburger Helper)

The credit only applies toward late fines. Fees for lost or damaged items are not included in this promotion. For more information, stop in or call (608) 364-2905.

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