Food for Fines - National Library Week

In celebration of National Library Week, Belk Library is sponsoring a "Food for Fines" drive beginning April 10 at 7:30 am until April 17 at 6 pm.

Starting Tuesday, April 10 we will be accepting one canned food item for every $1.00 (or partial part of a $1.00) owed on fines up to $15.00. NOTE: Fines that have already been sent to Student Accounts are not eligible for this offer. Canned goods cannot be credited toward lost book charges.

Here's what you do:

If you have an overdue fine at the library, bring one can of nonperishable food to the Main Circulation Desk.Tell the staff member that you are going to pay your fines with food. You will be assessed one can of food per $1.00 (or part of a $1.00) of fines up to a total of $15.00.Your account will be cleared up to $15.00. Ask for a receipt.

Distance Education students may participate too, by donating food to a charity of their choosing. Simply email Geri Purpur ( with your name, the name of the charity, and the amount donated. The subject line should read: Food for Fines.

It's that simple! Even if you don't owe fines, we will accept canned foods for donation.

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