For one in six people in Alameda County, hunger is a reality. This summer, the San Leandro Library will join other libraries across California in collecting 10,000 pounds of food for those in need.
To kickoff the summer food drive, the San Leandro Public Library will offer Food For Fines from Monday, June 3 through Saturday, June 8. During that time, library cardholders can bring a non-perishable food item and your overdue book to the Main Library or three branches, Manor, Mulford-Marina or South Branch Library, and the library will take $1 off overdue fines, for up to $5 total ($1 per can).
Food will be donated to the Davis Street Family Resource Center, which serves over 1,000 households and about 3,000 individuals each month, and your donations of non-perishable food items like peanut butter, canned tuna and meat, beans, low-sodium soups and stews are vital.
Only non-perishable, unexpired, store-sealed items will be accepted. No glass, please.
The Food For Fines program will run from June 3 through June 8 at the following San Leandro Library locations: Main Library. 300 Estudillo Ave., (510) 577-3970.
Mulford-Marina Branch Library, 13699 Aurora Drive, (510) 577-7976.
Manor Branch Library, 1241 Manor Blvd, (510) 577-7970.
South Branch Library, 14799 E. 14th St., (510) 577-7980.
Please call for open hours or visit www.sanleandrolibrary.org. Food donation barrels will remain at the Library all summer long, even after the Food For Fines program ends.
For information, contact the Main Library at (510) 577-3960.