Illustration of a can of food with a Food For Fines labelBetween November 25 and November 30, patrons can bring in non-perishable food items to any CKPL branch and, as a thank you, CKPL will waive $5.00 in overdue fines per donated item up to a maximum of $50.00 per account. Donations will be given to local organizations to benefit people in communities across Chatham-Kent.

Any unexpired, non-perishable food item can be put towards your donation. CKPL will also accept new and unopened hygiene products. The "Food for Fines" initiative can only be applied to fines for items that were returned late. Patrons are responsible for paying for any lost or damaged items or other fees on their account.

Have no fines and want to still participate?  CKPL will gladly take donations and make sure they get to those who need them this Giving Season.