Pay off your fine in kind

Wanneroo Weekender - - In Lime -

CLEAN out the pantry, pay off your li­brary fines and help those in need is the idea be­hind the City of Joondalup’s Food for Fines cam­paign.

Each time a li­brary mem­ber do­nates an item of non-per­ish­able boxed, bot­tled or canned food dur­ing Oc­to­ber, the City will waive $1 in li­brary fines.

Dona­tions can be made at the Dun­craig, Whit­ford, Joondalup or Wood­vale li­braries and will be dis­trib­uted to peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enc­ing hard­ship through True North Church – Com­mu­nity Care, Grand­par­ents Rear­ing Grand­chil­dren WA and the Spiers Cen­tre.

The City last took part in the Food for Fines cam­paign in 2015, with more than 100 boxes of food go­ing to the par­tici- Linda Dick­man (True North Church), Leanne Durie (Spiers Cen­tre), Jada Walker and Kalani Walker, Penny Row­den (GRGWA Sec­re­tary) and Jand Standen. pat­ing char­i­ties and more than $1500 in li­brary fines waived.

The cam­paign is also open to members of the com­mu­nity who are not li­brary members.

Items ac­cepted for do­na­tion in­clude peanut but­ter or spreads, canned chicken or tuna, canned veg­eta­bles or fruit, ce­re­als, snacks or health bars, soups or sauces, pasta or rice and noo­dle cups.

Open, dam­aged pack­ages or repack­aged food, ex­pired food, per­ish­ables or food re­quir­ing re­frig­er­a­tion and pet food will not be ac­cepted.

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