MRL Collects 1500 Pounds of Food for Area Food Banks
The Massanutten Regional Library’s Food for Fines program collected 1500 pounds of food during its “Food for Fines” drive last month.
MRL’s Main Branch collected 1068 pounds of food for Harrisonburg’s Blessed Sacrament Food Pantry and Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Village Library sent 48.75 pounds to the Daily Food Pantry in Broadway. Page Public Library and Shenandoah Community Library sent 115 pounds of canned goods to Page One Food Bank, and North River Library in Bridgewater donated 33 pounds of canned food to the Bridgewater Inter-Church Food Pantry. Elkton Community Library collected 36 pounds of canned food for the Elkton Area United Services. Grottoes Branch Library of MRL sent 200 pounds of canned food to the Erma Food Pantry, a community outreach organization affiliated with Grottoes United Methodist Church.
The Massanutten Regional Library system accepted non-perishable food items in lieu of fines for overdue materials. The program ran at all MRL locations throughout Rockingham and Page Counties and Harrisonburg City.