11 24, 2020

Can Your Fines food drive returns to Mentor Public Library

By |2020-11-24T06:00:07-05:00November 24, 2020|

Help those in need and have your library fines forgiven.

Help those in need and have your library fines forgiven.

The Can Your Fines food drive is returning to Mentor Public Library and, once again, you can donate food in exchange for forgiveness of their fines.

The food drive will run from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31 and you can donate at any of Mentor Public Library’s branches.

The donated food will go to local food pantries that will, in turn, give it to families in need.

Each nonperishable food item that somebody donates will be worth up to a dollar off the fines they owe. People can get up to five dollars in fines waived this way.

A few provisos:

  • Patrons can only trade food for fines once during the Can Your Fines food drive
  • Those whose fines have gone to collections are not eligible to participate
  • You must have a Mentor Public Library card to participate

Last year, you donated hundreds of pounds of food to your neighbors in need. We look forward to your generosity again this year.

03 11, 2020

Help Feed Lake County at Mentor Public Library

By |2020-03-11T06:00:08-04:00March 11, 2020|

Hunger in Lake County2_InfographicMore than 25,000 people living in Lake County suffer from food insecurity. That is, they don’t always have confidence that they’ll be able to feed themselves or their family.

That’s about 11 percent of the people in Lake County who struggle with hunger.

But you can help by supporting United Way of Lake County’s annual Feed Lake County food drive.

From now until April 24, you can drop off nonperishable food at our Main, Lake and Headlands Branches and help Feed Lake County. You can also donate money if you prefer. Every $5 donation can buy up to 20 meals.

Your donation will be shared with Lake County residents through the more than 50 food pantries in the county.

(By the way, this drive is not our annual Can Your Fines food drive. We aren’t waiving fines for donations this time. Helping your neighbor is its own reward.)

Support your neighbor by donating food and help Feed Lake County.

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