Food For Fines

NOV Food for Fines

Moonee Valley Libraries, in partnership with Helping Hands Mission Inc., is welcoming donations of non-perishable food and toiletries suitable for individuals and families in need. In return, any overdue fines on your library account will be waived! Even if you don’t have fines, donations are appreciated.

Food For Fines is a great way for library members to reconnect with the library, and an opportunity to give back to the community whilst contributing to a local charity organisation.

Food For Fines will run until Friday 29 December. Donations will be accepted at all Moonee Valley Libraries branches.

Donated items must be unopened. Best before or expiration dates must be June 2024 or later. Some examples of items to donate include:

  • Canned food
  • Rice, pasta and noodles
  • Cereals
  • Spreads, sauces and seasonings
  • Tea and coffee
  • Dried fruit and nuts
  • Toilet paper, tissues and nappies
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes and dental floss
  • Shampoo, conditioner and soap
  • Sanitary products
  • Dog and cat food

For information about Helping Hands Mission Inc., check out their website.

Please note that this program applies only to overdue fines, not to fees for lost or damaged items.