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CCPL to hold Food4Fines food drive in March

CCPL to hold Food4Fines food drive in March

Release date: 2/24/2020

Library customers can reduce their fines when they donate Super Six food items to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank Harvest for Hunger campaign at their local branch

Parma, OH – February 24, 2020 – In conjunction with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s Harvest for Hunger campaign, Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) will sponsor a Food4Fines food drive March 1 through March 31. During the Food4Fines food drive, CCPL customers may reduce their library fines up to $4.00 per visit ($1.00 per food item) when they donate food items from the Cleveland Foodbank’s Super Six or make cash donations to the Harvest for Hunger campaign at their local CCPL branch. 
PLEASE NOTE: CCPL can only accept donations of these Super Six items: 
• Peanut butter 
• Cereal 
• Canned soup 
• Canned vegetables
• Beef stew
• Tuna fish
CCPL customers may receive $1.00 off any fines on their account for each food item they donate at their local CCPL branch, up to $4.00 (or four food items) per day, per account. 
Customers may also choose to make a cash donation to Harvest for Hunger. For every $1.00 a customer donates, CCPL will waive $1.00 in fines from their library account, up to $4.00 (or four food items) per day, per account. 
Damaged and/or expired food items will not be accepted. Food items stored in glass containers will not be accepted
Donations will be collected at the check-out desks in all CCPL branches during regular operating hours. All donations collected in CCPL branches will be delivered to the Cleveland Foodbank for distribution to food pantries, hot meal programs and shelters throughout the region. In 2019, the CCPL Food4Fines food drive raised more than 19,000 pounds of food donations for Harvest for Hunger.  

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Hallie Rich
Communications & External Relations Director

Robert J. Rua

Assistant Marketing & Communications Director