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Food For Fines

Food for Fines: Reduce your fines, help your community

Food for Fines

October 11-17, 2021

To date, Food for Fines has collected more than 145,000 food items for local charities and food pantries!

Bring boxed or canned nonperishable food items to any MCPL location to pay off your overdue fines and help out your local community. Each single food item will count as $1 off existing overdue fines or replacement card charges, up to $10. You are also welcome to donate items even if you do not have any library fines.

Suggested Items

  • Boxed meals
  • Canned soup
  • Canned meat, fruit, or vegetables
  • Peanut butter
  • Cereal
  • Pasta
  • Sugar free/low sodium/gluten free products

Please be aware:

  • No expired items
  • No damaged items
  • No glass, plastic, or cardboard drink containers
  • No open packages
  • No non-nutritious items such as candy, chips, etc.
  • Ramen noodles (and other multi-pack items) will be accepted at a value of 4 packages = $1

Community Partners

A Turning Point KC (Boardwalk)
Assistance League of Kansas City (Antioch)
Barry Christian Church (North Oak)
Benedictine Sisters of Kansas City, Inc. (Claycomo)
Coldwater of Lee’s Summit (Colbern Road)
Community Assistance Council (Red Bridge)
Community Services League (Buckner, Midwest Genealogy Center, North Independence, Oak Grove, and South Independence)
Dearborn Community Food Network (Camden Point, Dearborn, and Edgerton)
Farview Food Pantry (Administrative Headquarters)
First Baptist Church of Smithville (Smithville)
Good Samaritan Center (Excelsior Springs)
Grace Episcopal Church (Withers)
Grain Valley Assistance Council (Grain Valley)

Grandview Assistance Program (Grandview)
Helping Hands Food Pantry (Lone Jack)
Kansas City Church (Woodneath)
Kearney Food Pantry (Kearney)
Lee’s Summit Social Services (East Lee’s Summit)
Mimi's Pantry (Riverside)
Raytown Emergency Assistance Program (REAP) (Raytown)
Smithville First Christian Church Food Pantry (Smithville)
St. Benedict's Food Pantry (Claycomo)
St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry at St. Therese Parish (Boardwalk and Parkville)
Treasure Chest (Platte City)
Weston Community Food Pantry (Weston)
Woods Chapel Church (Blue Springs North and Blue Springs South)

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