The UST Libraries 3rd Annual Food for Fines Drive will begin, April 11th and run until the end of the Spring, 2011 semester.
UST library patrons will have the opportunity to donate canned food in exchange for the waiving of library fines: 1 can = $2.00 in fines(Food will only be accepted for overdue fines, not for lost or damaged items).
The Drive’s recipient is the Franciscan Brothers of Peace, St. Paul. Founded in 1982, the Brotherhood has dedicated their lives to The Gospel of Life, devoting themselves to serve and defend the most vulnerable of our society: the pre-born child, the severely disabled, survivors of international torture, and the poor and the homeless, through their emergency food shelf.
Previous years Food for Fines statistics:
2009: 168 items = 156 lbs. food items. The donations helped alleviate about $336.00 in fines for patrons.
2010: 304 items + 1 can opener = 288 lbs. $503.25 in fines for patrons.
Nathan Wunrow / (651) 962-5498
Linnae Weinrich / (651) 962-4644