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HEADLINE: The Public Library of Mount Vernon andKnox County continues Food for Fines program for Food For The Hungry

MOUNT VERNON — This year marks the 33rd year for Food For Fines. The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, including its branch libraries in Fredericktown, Danville, and Gambier, is once again sponsoring a “Food for Fines” campaign running from Monday, Nov. 8 through December 4th, benefiting Food For The Hungry. 


During this time, library fines may be paid with canned or boxed non-perishable food items equal to the value of the fine. For purposes of this event, one food item will be considered to be equal to $1.  As always, free will donations of food or money will be gratefully accepted.  


Items that are at or near their expiration dates or in damaged or compromised containers will not be accepted. All collected food and money will be given to the 2021 Food For The Hungry drive. Donations from each community will stay in that local community. The libraries will not accept food in payment for lost or damaged items. In addition to food items, the library will accept Humane Society approved brands of pet food. 

For more information on the 2021 Food For The Hungry Drive, or to make a donation or volunteer for this years campaign, go to
Food For The Hungry—Working together to care for our neighbors. 

Let’s Work Together

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