Fayetteville Public Library patrons can bring in canned goods and other non-perishable food items and get credit toward their overdue fees during Food for Fees Week. The program begins Monday, November 12 and will run through Sunday, November 18.

Library patrons will get $1 in overdue fees waived for each can or box of food donated during the drive. Food for Fees will not cover replacement fees for lost or damaged materials. Unopened, unexpired, non-perishable, non-glass donations will be accepted.

Items needed include:

  • peanut butter
  • canned tuna fish or chicken
  • beans
  • canned soup or fruit
  • cereal

Participants should bring the food items to the checkout desk along with their library card.

Food for Fees benefits Cooperative Emergency Outreach, an organization that provides emergency assistance to residents in parts of Washington County. Assistance includes food, vouchers for clothing and prescriptions, and assistance with rent and utilities. To learn more about CEO, visit their website atwww.ceofayetteville.org.

For more information about Food for Fees, please ask a staff member or call the checkout desk at 479-856-7113.