Food for Fines: Donations So Far!

We have one more week of Food for Fines 2018, and we want to share with you how much you’ve done to help your community so far!

As of last Friday night, December 7, library patrons had donated over 650 canned and non-perishable food items to Second Harvest Food Bank! Not only has this benefited the food bank’s work, but it has also cleared over 350 people of almost $670 in library late fees.

Food for Fines is also a great opportunity for you to donate food for the animals in Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter. We’ve had fantastic turnout for people food, but we don’t want to forget our furry friends! Please consider donating canned cat and dog food. For every two cans of animal food you bring, we’ll waive $1.00 of your late fees. We’re also accepting bags of Puppy and Kitten Chow.

We’re taking donations of both people and animal food until Sunday, December 16, so you have one more week to pay off those fines and help feed others in your community!

For more details about Food for Fines, visit this post or contact Gina Thayer-Coleman at 423-434-4465. Learn about Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter at, and visit for information about Second Harvest Food Bank.

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