Escondido, CA

Trade fines for food at library

Escondido Public Library’s annual Holiday Food for Fines Program runs from now through Saturday, December 31.

The program provides Library patrons with the opportunity to clear up to $20 in fines from their account. Proceeds benefit Interfaith Community Services in Escondido which distributes the food to families in need throughout the North County area.

Only non-perishable, nutritious, pre-packaged items such as canned goods, pasta, sauces, and peanut butter can be accepted and will credit up to $1.00 worth of fines per item. Food may only be used to clear fines, and may not be used to clear other fees. The Library is happy to accept any donations whether or not they are fine-related. For more information visit

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