The O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library and the Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library wrapped up their annual Food for Fines drive this past week.
UST Library patrons donated a total of 927.2 lbs. of canned food. Donations went to the Emergency Food Shelf at the Saint Paul Area Council of Churches.
Library patrons were able to donate canned food in exchange for the waiving of overdue fines (1 can = $2).
Over the past 5 years we have donated a total of 3,344 lbs. of food. Our first year in 2009 we donated 156 lbs.
Previous recipients have been the Franciscan Brothers of Peace and Francis Basket Food Shelf.
Thank you to all who participated in this semester’s drive!