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FCPL Hosts December Food Drive


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Fairfax County community members can help their neighbors and reduce their FCPL fines by up to $15 this December.

Donations of nonperishable food items can be made at all currently-operating branches except Access Services. Each food item donated will reduce library fines by $1, up to a maximum of $15 per account.

This donation drive is the third time FCPL has partnered with Food for Others, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides food to local families in need. Donations will be accepted Dec. 1-31.

Most needed items include:

  • Canned chili
  • Canned tomato products (crushed, peeled, diced, etc.), 4 oz. – 1 lb.
  • Canned meat (chicken, beef, turkey, or seafood), 2 oz. – 15 oz.
  • Rice, 16 oz. packages
  • Spaghetti sauce, 14 oz. – 1 lb. (ideally in cans instead of glass)
  • Canned fruit (packed in fruit juice instead of syrup) 11 oz. – 20 oz.
  • Dried or canned beans (black, kidney, pinto, etc.)
  • Pasta
  • Fruit juice (100% juice) 32 oz. – 64 oz.

FCPL is unable to accept donations of:

Items that are more than three years expired, opened items, food that is not labeled, homemade items, or cooked food.

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