Thursday, March 15, 2018

Food for Fines 2018

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food for fines

Food for Fines is back! Starting March 20th until April 27th the University of Alberta Libraries are accepting donated non-perishable food items at all library locations. Coincidentally, our launch date - March 20th - is also the International Day of Happiness. What a great way to celebrate by making people in our campus community happy by filling the cupboards of the food bank. In partnership with the Campus Food Bank, all donated food items will be distributed to members of the University of Alberta community.

How does it work?

  • Visit a service desk in any U of A library location.
  • Donate non-perishable food item(s). Preferred items include canned veggies & fruit, canned beans (without sauce) and healthy snack items. However all non-perishable contributions are welcome.
  • For every item donated, you will be waived $5 in overdue fines, to a maximum of $100 (20 items).
  • Only current fines on books from most NEOS Libraries will be waived. Some libraries choose not to participate. Charges for lost or damaged books are not eligible.

The International Day of Happiness is March 20th but the philosophy is meant to carry throughout the year. Canada is ranked as the 7th happiest place in the world (Norway is number 1 ) but all of the top countries rank highly on the main factors found to support happiness: caring, freedom, generosity, honesty, health, income and good governance. Giving is one of the keys to happiness so although you may have no fines we encourage you to bring a food item and contribute to the food drive!

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