Food for Fines


The successful ‘food for fines’ scheme will return to Sefton libraries through December and January to support local foodbanks during the busy winter months.

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 December 8 and January 3. 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 foodbanks across the borough expecting to be busier than ever this Christmas, we decided to bring back the food for fines scheme.

“The scheme enables library users to continue the high levels of support that we have already seen from our communities for foodbanks through both volunteers and donations, while also paying off existing book fines.

“The initiative has proven very successful in the past and we hope to see even more donations this winter.”

The food for fines scheme runs at all public libraries in Sefton. Please check with your local Library regarding opening times over the festive period.

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