Donations can be used to clear fines on materials that have been returned in good condition. They will not be accepted for lost or damaged items. There is no rate of exchange; a minimum of one donated item can be used to clear fines on one account. A list of suggested items to donate is available at the Library and on our website at www.cheshirelibrary.org/food-for-fines. All donations must be non-perishable, unopened and cannot be expired. (Items of particular need include: Jar Pasta Sauce, Mayonnaise, Canned Peaches, Fruit Cups, Crackers, Toilet Paper, Tissues, Paper Towels. )
We also have 2 programs for kids and families to create totes for Food Pantry users. Caring Crafts is a twice-monthly program for kids in grades K-6 to make things while making the world a better place. We’re getting extra-creative this month and decorating canvas tote bags for food pantry clients on May 9th, and on May 23rd we’re making birthday cards for kids who use the food pantry. Crafters and artists of any age are invited to decorate totes at Crafting for a Cause on Wednesday, May 22nd. We’ll supply art materials and design ideas if you need some inspiration, but feel free to bring your own designs and your own supplies. We’re making one tote for each of the 130 food pantry clients, so you’ll have plenty of blank canvas (literally) to create something beautiful! Please register in advance for these programs.
Want to learn more about the problem of hunger in America? Here are some resources at CPL:
A Place at the Table / Participant Media presents a Catalyst Films/Silverbush production ; a Lori Silverbush/Kristi Jacobson film ; produced by Julie Goldman, Ryan Harrington ; produced and directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush (DVD | 2013, rated PG)
Hunger in America : Issues and Assistance edited by Gaston T. LaBue (E-Book)
Hunger : A Modern History by James Vernon (E-Book)