On Monday, December 5th, ABC KGO-TV in San Francisco interviewed spokesperson Marion Oldenhage at Castro Valley Library about the Food for Fines program at your Alameda County Libraries.   KGO-TV reporter Lyanne Melendez also wrote an article on the television station’s website about this program: 


 The Food for Fines program runs from December 17th through December 31st, 2011.    Under this program:  

For each food item brought to the Library—$1.00 will be subtracted from overdue fines—up to a maximum of $10.

 Only non-perishable, unexpired, store-sealed items will be accepted. 

All food brought to the Library will be donated to the Alameda County Community Food Bank. 

The Alameda County Community Food Bank serves 49,000 people each week—from Berkeley to Fremont, Oakland to Livermore.  With demand for emergency food at all-time high, your support is needed to ensure our neighbors have the food they need this holiday season. 

 If you do not have fines to pay, you can also contribute to the Alameda County Community Food Bank by putting non-perishable, unexpired, store-sealed items directly into barrels in the library through January 31, 2012, or contributing to the Virtual Food Drive through January 31, 2012.    The online website for the Virtual Food Drive is:  https://www.vfd-accfb.org/home.aspx