Food For Fines

Bring in donations of approved items and clear your library fines! The Food for Fines program runs periodically throughout the year. Watch in the library and on Facebook for upcoming opportunities.

Acceptable Donation Items

  • Canned beans
  • Canned vegetables or tomatoes
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned salmon or tuna
  • Canned soup or stew
  • Canned ravioli, beefaroni, etc.
  • Spaghetti or mac & cheese
  • Granola bars
  • Toothbrush or toothpaste
  • Shampoo

Donation Details

  • All items will go to the Greater Lansing Food Bank
  • Each item from the donation list is eligible for $1 off current fines
  • $10 per library card maximum
  • Lost or damaged items not eligible
  • All food items are welcome at drop-off but only the “most needed” items are eligible for fines
  • No expired food will be accepted
  • Cash donations encouraged