St. Tammany libraries accepting food for fines

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. (WGNO) - St. Tammany Parish libraries are accepting food to settle library fines in September.

This is the third year the parish has offered the Food for Fines progra,m and organizers say the response this year has been great.

Each non-perishable food item donated knocks a dollar off of overdue fines.

More than 2,000 pounds have been collected in the past few weeks.

The food collected goes to local food banks.