CRETE | The Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., hosted their annual “Fall Food for Fines” program from Nov. 4 through 23.
Patrons were encouraged to pay their library fines with a donation to the Crete Food Pantry. One dollar was deducted from their fines for every nonperishable item donated.
Many items were also donated by generous patrons who did not have fines outstanding, according to a news release.
A total of 52 grocery bags of food were collected and delivered to the Crete Food Pantry. Most of the items were delivered before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Funds were also collected for the pantry at the library’s circulation desk. The “Pennies for the Pantry” jar brought in cash donations of $227. Library fines totaling $273 for the month of November were also donated to the pantry.