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Food for Fines

Food for Fines

Food for Fines will return in Fall 2024.

To date, Food for Fines has collected more than 195,000 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 $1.50 off existing overdue fines or replacement card charges, up to $30. 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 = $1.50

Community Partners

A Turning Point KC (Green Hills)
Barry Christian Church Food Pantry (North Oak)
Coldwater of Lee’s Summit (Colbern Road)
Community Assistance Council (Blue Ridge, Red Bridge)
Community Services League (Administrative Headquarters, Blue Springs North, Blue Springs South, Buckner, Farview Neighborhood Library, Grain Valley, Midwest Genealogy Center, North Independence, Oak Grove, and South Independence)
Dearborn Community Food Network (Camden Point, Dearborn, and Edgerton)
Feed Northland Kids (Antioch)
First Christian Church Food Pantry (Smithville)
Good Samaritan Center of Excelsior Springs (Excelsior Springs)

Grace Episcopal Food Pantry (Withers)
Grandview Assistance Program (Grandview)
Helping Hands Food Pantry (Lone Jack)
Hillcrest Transitional Housing (East Lee's Summit)
Kansas City Church (Woodneath)
Kearney Food Pantry (Kearney)
Lee’s Summit Social Services (East Lee’s Summit, Lee's Summit)
River of Refuge (Raytown)
St. Benedict's Food Pantry (Claycomo)
St. Therese Food Pantry (Parkville)
Treasure Chest (Platte City)
Weston Community Food Pantry (Weston)


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