Library users pay their fines in food

October 4, 2011

Murdoch University students and staff are paying their library fines in food to help the needy.

The University’s Library has launched the Food for Fines campaign, which offers library members the chance to donate food items in place of outstanding fines.

Each item donated cancels up to $2 in fines, to a maximum of $20.

All food collected will be donated to Foodbank Western Australia, a non-denominational charitable organization which provides food assistance to people in need across the State.

Liz Burke, Director Library Services, said: "I was involved in a similar initiative over 10 years ago and always thought it was a great way to contribute to the wider community. It’s wonderful how Murdoch Library staff have embraced the idea.

"It’s a chance for people to clear their fines by clearing their pantry and help people in need."

The campaign runs until 24 October and contributions from all will be welcomed. Donations can be handed to Enquiry and Loans staff in the libraries at Peel, Rockingham and South Street Campuses.

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