26 September 2023

Food on the books at ACT Libraries

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ACT Libraries have opened their doors for food donations as part of their annual food drive to support Canberra’s most vulnerable community members over the festive season.

This year’s food drive replaces the Libraries’ popular ‘Food for Fines’ program, which ended when the library fines were abolished last month.

MLA for Brindabella, Joy Burch launched the food drive and encouraged Canberrans to become involved.

“It has been great to see the community pay their library fines with donations over the years, but when we wiped library fines people told us they still wanted to be able to spread goodwill during the holidays,” Ms Burch said.

She said ACT Libraries had partnered with OzHarvest to launch the initiative.

“By accepting donations at all ACT Libraries branches it will make it easier and more accessible for people to help out and give where they can,” Ms Burch said.

She said sealed tins or packets of non-perishable food items could be taken into any Libraries ACT branch during business hours until 31 January.

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