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Daly City Public Library Offers Food for Fines Program for Patrons

The Daly City Public Library is participating in the 2014 Food for Fines Program from November 17 through December 31, 2014. Under the program, patrons can "pay-off" accrued fines for overdue library materials with a donation of non-perishable food items.

The Daly City Public Library has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank, San Mateo County Library, Redwood City Public Library, San Mateo Public Library, and South San Francisco Public Library, to offer this simple amnesty program to allow patrons to "pay-off" library fines by donating food to those in need. Patrons can give to the community and get their library record back in good standing at the same time.

In 2013, 128 Daly City library patrons participated in the program, which resulted in 690 pounds of food being donated to Second Harvest. Over 4.5 million pounds of nutritious food is delivered annually to Second Harvest Food Back to low income people in need in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. The majority of these people are children and seniors. These millions of pounds of good are provided free of charge to 326 local nonprofit agencies at more than 700 sites, including pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and after-school programs.

All residents are encouraged to donate this season. Monetary donations can be made directly by visiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties at