Got Library Fines?

From November 16 to December 11, 2015, the CPCC Libraries will be conducting a food drive called Food for Fines. During this period, fines accrued from overdue items will be forgiven at all campus libraries in exchange for the donation of non-perishable food items.

How does Food for Fines work?

  • For every one non-perishable food item, one dollar in fines will be waived from your account. So, 4 cans of soup will equal $4.00 in fines waived.
  • A maximum of $20 in fines will be waived from any account.
  • Only fines are waived – replacement fees for lost books are not eligible for Food for Fines.
  • No credits for future fines will be issued. Food for Fines is for existing fines only.

Which food items are acceptable?

Only non-perishable food items will be accepted. Non-perishable means that the items will not be in danger of immediately spoiling. Items must not be expired.

The following food items are most desired for Food for Fines:

  • Canned meats and fish, including tuna, chicken and beef stew
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Peanut butter
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Soup

All donations go to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Donations will be accepted even if you don’t have fines!