Food for Fines scheduled at the Library

Exchange canned goods & other foods for library overdue fines to help Second Harvest Food Bank during Food for Fines at all Nashville Public Library locations, including the Southeast Branch in Antioch.

Library members will get $1 in current fines* waived for each can or package of the following foods:

  • peanut butter
  • canned chicken or tuna
  • canned vegetables
  • canned fruit
  • canned soups
  • cereal
  • pasta

Bring canned goods, or items in boxes or plastic bags or jars (no glass can be accepted) to the circulation desk at your library. Don’t forget to bring your library card!

  • No dropoffs please
  • No glass containers
  • No open packages
  • No repackaged or expired food

All donations go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

Did you know that one in seven Middle Tennesseans including one in five children struggle with hunger every day? Learn how to help at Nashville Public Library’s Hunger Awareness events in January.

*Food for Fines now includes all fines EXCEPT out-of-county fees, future overdue fines, and collection service fees.