During the month of February, you can combine a visit to the library with a good deed for those who use food banks in your area.

The Annapolis Valley Regional Library is once again offering a Food for Fines initiative from February 1-28, 2018.  Just give us an item for the food bank and we’ll forgive up to $3.00 in overdue fines.  And the really good news is that there is no limit on the amount of fines which can be forgiven!   Do you owe $8.50?  Three food bank items will take care of that.  Please note that Food For Fines applies to overdue fines only, not other fees like lost books or printing costs.  Please check dates, as we are unable to accept expired food items. 



According to our local food banks, the most needed food items are:

  • Canned meat and fish
  • Canned vegetables and fruit
  • Pasta and rice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Soups and stews
  • Cereal
  • Formula and baby food

Did you know that Food Banks also accept non-food items? Feed Nova Scotia provided us with this list of commonly requested items that are frequently in short supply at food banks.  These must be new and unopened.

  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish soap
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving cream
  • Disposable razors
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Plastic cling-wrap

So, if you have library fines to pay off, or even if you don’t, stop by the library with a food bank item or two during February.  Each and every month in Canada, hundreds of thousands of people access food banks to help make ends meet. Through Food for Fines you can help make a difference for hungry families in your area.