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Montgomery County Public Libraries to Launch Third Annual Food for Fines Program to Give Back to the Community

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 2, 2017

Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Food for Fines program will be held October 22 through 29. Food for Fines offers customers the opportunity to earn $1 for each donated food item toward payment of existing library fines. The donations will go to the Manna Food Center, a local non-profit that works to collect and distribute donated foods to those in need in the community. The program is offered during Montgomery County’s Community Service Week.

While the program provides a reprieve to customers who have existing fines or hold fees, everyone is invited to participate in the food drive. Food items for donation should be taken to the Circulation desk at any open library branch during normal operation hours. Note the following branches are closed for refresh projects: Bethesda, Quince Orchard, and White Oak.  

A suggested list of food that will serve the greatest need is available at

For more information about the Foods for Fines program go to

Release ID: 17-439
Media Contact: Judy Stiles 240-777-6536