Local Salvation Army collects library fines


Photo: Members from the Fort St. John Public Library and the local Salvation Army celebrate the amount of food raised during November – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

The Fort St. John Public Library overdue user fines are warming the bellies of those less-fortunate.

The library wrapped up its sixth-annual Food for Fines fundraiser on Wednesday morning. During the month of November, the library erased user-fines, in return for a non-perishable food item.

Program Coordinator for the local library, Janice Closson says the Library chose the Salvation Army as the recipient of the donations. She says the library has a firsthand experience in dealing with those less-fortunate.

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And while she says donations were slightly down this year, it took more than five people to haul the load of food out to the Salvation Army truck.


Photo: Captain Isobel Lippers checks out the donated food on Wednesday. She says the Salvation Army’s food bank always needs breakfast items like cereal – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca