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Thousands of Pounds of Food Collected for Local Food Bank

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A recent food drive that let library patrons waive fines netted several thousand pounds of food for Ozarks Food Harvest.  Food for Fines, which ran January 26th thru February 1st, at all Springfield-Greene County Library branches, resulted in 7,172 pounds of nonperishable food for the food bank.

In exchange for a donation, patrons got 50 cents off their overdue fines for every item of food they brought in.  By the end of the campaign, librarians waived $3,189.94 in fines.