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Food for Fines 2011

Posted by Library Blog on 03/14/2011 at 12:00 AM

Have your studies kept you in a study room a little longer than scheduled? Have you returned a book after the due date or time? Would you like a chance to clear your fines and help others in need? Your opportunity has arrived!

From March 21st to April 1st, the law library is offering students the opportunity to help themselves and help others when paying off their accrued late fines by contributing to the East Bay Food Pantry or the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

Students owing fines will receive a notice of their outstanding fines. During this two week period, qualifying contributions =  fines waived. Attached is a flyer with the full program details.

The Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island 2010 by Rhode Island Community Food Bank included among the major findings that:

  • 13.7% of Rhode Island households were food insecure in 2009 as determined by the USDA.
  • 55,000 people were served each month at Rhode Island food pantries from Sept. 2009-Aug. 2010.
  • Demand for food assistance increased by 45% between 2007 and 2010 in Rhode Island.

 Please take this opportunity to clear your fines and support a worthy cause.