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St. Johns County Libraries collects 21K food items instead of fines

3:34 PM, Jan 28, 2013   |    comments
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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- St. Johns County residents donated more than 21,000 food items instead of paying late book fines to the the St. Johns County Public Library System during the holiday season.

"These much-needed donations helped meet increased demand for meals during the holiday season and continue to provide assistance to those in need," St. Johns County Libraries said in a release.

The effort was part of the Food for Fines Program that gifted the donations to the St. Johns County Food Closet.

The donations passed last year's collection by 3,000 food items.

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