Submitted by Lake County Libraries

Donate food and accepted items during the month of May at your local library and get your fines waived.

Donated items must be unopened, unexpired, and in their original package.

Each item will equal $1 of forgiven overdue fees:

  • dry food items (e.g. spaghetti, raisins, cereal)
  • canned food (e.g. peas, corn, ravioli, chili)
  • hygiene products (e.g. toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, sanitary napkins)
  • baby products (e.g. jar of baby food, diapers, baby powder)
  • packaged pet food (e.g. canned meat, dog treats, dry cat food)

There are no limits to the number of donations per person, though fines will not be forgiven for library items that are lost or damaged.

Donations will be accepted at each of the 16 Lake County libraries during regular hours. Note that the Umatilla Public Library will not accept pet food donations.

People without fines are also encouraged to donate items as each item will be used anonymously to forgive another patron’s fines. All donations will be sent to local food banks and charities in Lake County. 

Please visit our website or contact your local library for more details. 

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