‘Food for Fines’ Returns to CHS Library Nov. 9-20

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The CHS library is teaming up with the CHS Student Council this month by helping to restock local area food pantries for the upcoming holiday season by offering a two-week-long Food for Fines program. More than 100 families visit the food pantry each Saturday to receive one or more bags of groceries.

Starting Monday, November 9 through Friday, November 20, students can bring in unexpired canned goods in exchange for payment of existing overdue fines. 1 item = $1 applied towards your library fines. The Food for Fines program does not apply to the replacement costs of books.

The library has lists of the food pantries’ most requested items.

Items most needed include:

Peanut butter, cereal – especially individual packets of oatmeal, canned tuna or chicken, canned stews or chili, 100% juice, canned or bagged beans, canned fruits/vegetables, powdered milk, and shelf-stable milk (such as Parmalat). The library can only accept non-glass containers, and all items must not have expired. More details about the program are available in the library.

Visit the Library Website at www.chslibrary.org and click on the “Food for Fines” tab for more information.

Thank you in advance for clearing your library fines and helping the local food pantries. All items collected will be shared between the food pantries at St Joseph’s Church in Maplewood and Our Lady of Sorrows Church in South Orange.


Thank you for your support and participation.

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