Food for Fines

soup can reading Food for Fines and February 1 through February 28It’s Food for Fines time at the Whitman County Library. The thirteenth annual “Food for Fines” drive begins Friday, Feb.1, and continues through Thursday, Feb. 28, at all 14 library branches. In February, library users can exchange non-perishable food items for up to $10 in outstanding library fines. All food will be distributed to the food bank used in the community where it is collected.

Last year, the Whitman County Library collected $977.00 worth of non-perishable foods. “The special part of last year’s success was that we received over one third more food than was needed to clear fines.” said Kristie Kirkpatrick, WCL director. Many of the food bank clients receive large heating bills in February and it is wonderful that the library’s food drive allows local agencies to put something extra in their grocery box.

Non-perishable food may be donated at library branches in Albion, Colfax, Colton, Endicott, Farmington, Garfield, LaCrosse, Malden, Oakesdale, Palouse, Rosalia, St. John, Tekoa and Uniontown. Those patrons whose accounts have been sent to collection do not qualify for this waiver.

For further details, contact the Colfax library branch, 397-4366 or toll-free at 1-877-733-3375.

For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or the library's events calendar or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.