November 8: “Food for Fines” Amnesty Day

Donate food and reduce your library fines!

The libraries of SU and SUNY-ESF will once again be participating in a “Food for Fines” amnesty day on Thursday, November 8 by collecting food for the needy and offering patrons the opportunity to reduce their overdue fines. For each healthy, nonperishable food item donated by an individual on that day, his/her overdue fines will be reduced by $1.

Participating libraries include Bird, the Carnegie Library, the Geology Library, the Barclay Law Library, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the Architecture Reading Room, and ESF’s Moon Library.

Donations may be brought to the Bird Library business office or the circulation desks of other affiliated libraries between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Students, faculty, and staff without current fines may also contribute.

All food items will be donated to the Cathedral Emergency Services food pantry in downtown Syracuse and distributed to families in need throughout Onondaga County. Last semester, patrons helped stock Cathedral’s shelves by donating 770 items through the “Food for Fines” program.

For more information about “Food for Fines,” please contact Bevan Angier at

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