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The simple gift of food

Dear Editor:

The Garfield County Public Library District would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Food for Fines program. During the month of February the Library District collected non perishable food items in lieu of library card fines. This program was initiated last year to both clear up fines and help the community by collecting food for Lift-Up.

We were pleased to collect over 990 items throughout Garfield County last year. This year we hoped to increase that number because, as we all know, food banks are being stretched thin these days. Well, this fine community far surpassed our expectations and donated 2,386 items this February! All this food was then passed to the Lift-Up organizations from Carbondale to Parachute.



It is a pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful community. Thank you for supporting your libraries and helping others with the simple gift of food.

Emily Hisel




Outreach Coordinator

Garfield County Public Library District


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