News Flash

City of Pocatello News

Posted on: October 30, 2017

“Food for Fines” Starts November 1 at Marshall Public Library

LibraryFoodforFines2017

Food will help you receive a bit of forgiveness from the Marshall Public Library starting next month.

November 1 will mark the start of the library’s annual “Food for Fines” food drive. The annual event lets patrons have their fines forgiven by a dollar for every nonperishable food item they donate.

“'Food for Fines' helps the library get back materials that otherwise might never have been returned and help out our neighbors in need at the same time,” said Kristy Lyon, Lead Reference Librarian with the Marshall Public Library. “For example, if you have $10 in fines, bring in 10 cans of food when you return the item and all is forgiven.”

According to The Idaho Foodbank’s website, “more than 230,000 Idahoans, including more than 75,000 children, are food insecure, meaning they live at risk of hunger.”

2017 sees the program extended into December with “Food for Fines” wrapping up December 16.

Since its beginning in 2014, “Food for Fines” has been able to collect 2,093 items.

The library asks that donations include only shelf-stable foods such as canned fruits, vegetables, meats, soups, boxed meals, pasta, peanut butter, and jelly. The library cannot accept home-canned items, opened foods, or foods past their expiration dates.

The program does not include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials, collection agency fees, card replacement fees, or future overdue fines.

For more information on the programs and services available at the Marshall Public Library, visit marshallpl.org.

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in City of Pocatello News

StreetSVRRepairs

Repairs Scheduled for South Valley Road

Posted on: September 20, 2018
EngineeringParkingDay

PARK(ing) Day Planned for September 21

Posted on: September 19, 2018
ZooFreeDay2018

Free Admission to Zoo Idaho June 2

Posted on: May 29, 2018
AnimalServicesDogs

Half-off Dog Licensing Begins May 1

Posted on: April 30, 2018
GenericAlt5LINK

Lee Selected as Next Mayor for a Day

Posted on: January 5, 2018
SwearingIn01042018

New Councilmembers Take Oath of Office

Posted on: January 4, 2018
GenericAltLINK

Olin Selected as Pocatello Mayor for a Day

Posted on: November 21, 2017
Logo

City of Pocatello Election Results

Posted on: November 8, 2017
ZooZooBooLINK

“Zoo Boo” Returns October 28

Posted on: October 19, 2017