December 1 to December 31:
The Herrick Memorial Library will be conducting a ‘food for fines’ program during the month of December. The library will give the food collected during the month of December to Wellington’s Well Help food pantry. The program is simple; a patron with overdue fines will need to bring in one non-perishable food or toiletry item for each overdue item (item must be returned) on his or her account and the library staff will waive the fines. The library’s food for fines will begin on December 1 and end on December 31.
Here is a list of items that Well Help needs: canned vegetables (all types), spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, canned tomatoes, hamburger helper ®, canned soups (large and small cans), peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit (all types), tuna, rice (brown and white), all types of dried pasta, crackers, fruit juice, instant potatoes, pancake mix, syrup, instant potatoes, cake mixes, frosting, bread mixes, flour, sugar, coffee, and tea. Toiletries are also in desperate need and include bar soap, dish soap, shampoo, toothpaste, paper towels, toilet paper, deodorant, feminine products, diapers (sizes 1-5), cleaning products, and laundry detergent.