Library raises 76 bags in ‘Food for Fines’
A "Food for Fines" drive sponsored by the Basehor Community Library produced approximately 76 grocery bags full of food for needy families in the area.
"We were really happy with the response," said Jenny Laytham, Basehor Community Library assistant director. "It was a good thing. We had quite a few people without fines donate food."
Throughout the month of February, the library offered to waive overdue book fines for anyone donating non-perishable food items. For one food item, $1 in fines was cleared from patrons records.
Library officials are still calculating an exact dollar amount on how much fines were waived during the food drive.
The food acquired through the library's "Food for Fines" drive was donated to the Basehor-Linwood Assistance Services, a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to helping needy families in the area.