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Food For Fines Benefits Food Bank

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**Press Release From Spokane County Library District**

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Library District is celebrating National Library Week, April 14 – 20, 2013 with Food for Fines, a community food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Food for Fines works like this: for each donation of a non-perishable food item library members can reduce their overdue fines by $1 – maximum $10 forgiven per library account.

All 10 Spokane County Libraries. Donations benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank and their expanded networks in Cheney, Deer Park, Fairfield, and Medical Lake.

Second Harvest needs 60,000 pounds of food from drives such as this each month for its food pantry network.

Food for Fines is a win-win for all involved! Library members may reduce their overdue fines and support their neighbors.

The Second Harvest Food Bank serves approximately 194,000 people in the Inland Northwest each year. Food items most needed include peanut butter, canned meats, soups and stews, boxed dinners and beans.

Second Harvest distributes more than 1.7 million pounds of donated food each month to partner food banks and meal centers in the Inland Northwest. Over the past 41 years, Second Harvest has secured, warehoused and distributed more than 258 million pounds of food for people in need.

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