The McAllen Public Library and the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley are working together to help gather canned food for those in need. From now until the end of the month, the library will reduce the amount of fines for anyone that donates canned food containing protein like tuna, chicken, and beans.
Adults will receive one dollar off of their late fees, while children and teens will get two dollars off.
Roberto Zapata, Assistant Director says, “It’ll be running through August 31st, so people have an opportunity to still come in and donate food and get fines off of their accounts. The plus side of that is, once school starts and you start getting fines off of your account you’ll be able to use your library card again.”
The Lark and Palmview branches in McAllen will also be accepting canned foods from anyone who wishes to donate.