Baker College of Auburn Hills Library Holds “Food for Fines” Drive

February 17, 2011

The Baker College of Auburn Hills library is holding a “Food for Fines” drive, whereby students who bring in canned food will have their library fines forgiven. The event, which runs until Saturday, February 19, benefits the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan and the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA). Baker College of Auburn Hills staff and faculty, as well as the general public, are also invited to participate.

“This is an excellent opportunity for students to eliminate their library fines, while supporting a worthwhile cause,” said Michele Pratt, Baker College of Auburn Hills library director. “Fines will be forgiven at $1 per can with no limit as to the number of donated items. For students who do not have fines, they will be given vouchers up to a $3 limit for use later in the quarter. In addition, donations from faculty, staff and visitors are gratefully accepted.”

Preferred donations include non-perishable, non-expired, nutritional food items. Gleaners will also accept non-food items such as diapers and toothpaste. A list of suggested items is posted in the library. Perishable items, sodas, candy and “junk food” should not be donated.

Food may be dropped off until 3 p.m., Saturday, February 19. The Baker College of Auburn Hills library will accept items Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

For more information about “Food for Fines,” please contact Michele Pratt or call 248.276.8223.

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