Food for Fines


February's fine forgiveness program partners with Don't Forget to Feed Me, a local non-profit whose mission is to supply pet food to local agencies in support of pet owners while educating the public about pet food insecurity. This February, they're running a special Valentine pet food drive called "Who Do You Love?" Donations brought in to the library from February 5-20 are eligible to be exchanged for current overdue fines*:

  • each package of dry or canned pet food may be exchanged for $10 in overdue fines, and 
  • each individual can of food may be exchanged for $2 in overdue fines.

*Pet Food for Fines does NOT include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials, overdue notice fees, card replacement fees, or future overdue fines.

Don't have any overdue fines but still want to contribute? The Library is always a donation location for DF2FM! Learn more about their organization here: https://dontforgettofeedme.org/

Photo of woman and small dog with Don't Forget to Feed Me pet food bank logo and "Who Do You L

Exchange canned goods & other foods for overdue library fines to help the Tarrant Area Food Bank during Food for Fines, in November, at the White Settlement Public Library.

Library members will get $2 in current fines* waived for each can or package of the following foods:

  • peanut butter
  • canned chicken or tuna
  • canned vegetables
  • canned fruit
  • canned soups
  • cereal
  • dry pasta

Items must be in cans, boxes, plastic bags, or plastic jars - no glass can be accepted. Bring items to the library's circulation desk along with your library card.

Please: 

  • No open packages
  • No glass containers
  • No repackaged or expired food
  • Do not place items into the library book drop - they must be brought to the front desk during library hours.

*Food for Fines does NOT cover replacement fees for lost or damaged materials, postage fees for overdue notices, card replacement fees, or future overdue fines.

Soup can with text: Food for Fines