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Food for Fines project helps food-insecure students and those with library fines

October 29, 2020

VCU Libraries will host a food drive Nov.1–Dec. 18, 2020 to stock RamPantry at VCU, which provides nutritious and culturally appropriate emergency food to VCU students.

In this case, generosity has an added benefit for people who owe overdue fines for library materials.

For each food item a person donates, VCU Libraries will waive $5 in overdue fines, up to a $30 maximum. Fees to repair damaged items or to replace lost items will not be waived.

Bring food donation(s) to the Information Desk at James Branch Cabell or Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences.

Not sure what to donate? Here’s a suggestion list. Any kind of non-perishable food is acceptable. No open containers or food past the expiration date will be accepted. There is no limit to how many food items you can donate, although there is a $30 maximum for waived fines.

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