The semi-annual "Food for Fines" program sponsored by the Tulare County Library recently donated food items for county residents in need to Foodlink for distribution throughout the county.
During the month of November, anyone who brought in non-perishable food items to any branch of the Tulare County Library had their fines reduced or eliminated. The library forgave $6,394.67 in fines for donors to the program. In addition, many library patrons made food or cash donations without having fines on their library accounts.
Foodlink will restock the pantries of food banks throughout the county with the donations. Items collected from the fifteen branches will be distributed in each branch*s local community and surrounding areas. "Food for Fines" is a joint effort held twice a year by the library and Foodlink. The next "Food for Fines" will be held in