Cleveland Public Library Supporting 2016 Harvest for Hunger Campaign

Cleveland Public Library (CPL) is proud to partner with The Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s Harvest for Hunger campaign with the return of their “Food for Fines” promotion that will run April 1-30.

“This year we are proud to expand this program by increasing the maximum amount of fines forgiven per day,” said Felton Thomas, Director of CPL. “Our partnership with The Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s Harvest for Hunger campaign is truly a win-win for our patrons and the community we serve.”

CPL will forgive $1.00 in overdue fines for every non-expired, non-perishable food item on Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s super six list: peanut butter, cereal, canned soup, canned vegetables, beef stew, and tuna fish.  Fees associated with referral to Unique Management, cost of any lost or damaged items or any fees associated with CLEVNET materials are not included in this program. The maximum amount of fines forgiven per day is $25.00 and applies only to overdue fines. Patrons can donate their food items at any of CPL’s 27 branches or Main Library.