‘Food For Fines’ At Local Libraries (Southport)

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A successful ‘food for fines’ scheme will return to Sefton libraries in April to support local foodbanks.

Library users will again be given the option of paying off fines with a foodbank donation instead of cash.

Sefton Council will write off £1 for any item of non-perishable food between April 14 and April 26. Up to a maximum of £10 can be paid off in this way.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton’s Cabinet Member for Children, Schools, Families and Leisure, said: “With help from the public, foodbank volunteers are showing incredible dedication across many of our communities to support people living in poverty.

“This scheme enables library users to continue that support and donate an item of food, to the same value or greater, rather than pay an existing book fine.

“The project was very well received when we initially ran it in December and we are very pleased to be able to repeat the initiative from April 14-26.”

The food for fines scheme runs at all public libraries in Sefton. Libraries are open normal hours on Easter Saturday.

Photograph details left to right: Kayleigh Beresford, Cllr Ian Moncur and Karen McGiveron welcome the return of the successful ‘food for fines’ scheme at libraries across Sefton

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