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Food for Fines - Penn Libraries Food Drive and Fine Amnesty Program

Through the month of November, patrons can help feed our community while paying off their library fines. The Penn Libraries are sponsoring a food drive and fine amnesty program to benefit Philabundance. For each food item donated, $1 will be credited towards a patron's account, up to a maximum of $20. Please note that credit cannot be applied to lost book replacement fees.

Food donations will be collected at the Van Pelt Circulation Desk. Items should be non-perishable and packaged in boxes, cans or plastic bottles. We cannot accept items in glass containers.

Please consider donating the following high priority items:

  • Canned / Shelf Stable Tuna
  • Canned Beef Stew
  • Canned Chili
  • Canned Pasta, Beef Ravioli
  • Jelly - (Plastic Containers Only)
  • Creamy Peanut Butter - (Plastic Containers Only)
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Canned Fruit Cocktail
  • Canned Green Beans
  • Canned Corn
  • Breakfast Cereal or Hot Cereal

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For more information:
Van Pelt Circulation 215-898-7566