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Food for Fines 2019

From November 11 to 22, donate non-perishable food at the Information & Loans desk and get your late fees waived. For each accepted item, the UTM Library will reduce your fines by $2, up to a maximum of $20 per patron.

All items will be donated to the Eden Food for Change food bank in Mississauga. Their mission: Good Food for All.

Don't have any fines? You can still bring donations to support the food bank!

Suggested donations

  • Canned fruits, tomatoes & vegetables
  • Canned soups, stews, meat & fish
  • Rice, flour, pasta & dry lentils/legumes
  • Cooking oil & pasta sauce
  • Instant coffee, tea & hot chocolate
  • Breakfast cereals & oatmeal
  • Peanut butter & jam
  • Boxed crackers & cookies
  • Baby food (formula, jars, cereal & cookies)
  • Juices

Donation requirements

  • Supermarket condition: unopened, undented, minimum three-month shelf life (expiry of February 2020 or later)
  • Full-sized: no trial sizes or samples
  • Labelled: must include original label in English
  • Library staff reserve the right to determine accepted items


  • For each eligible non-perishable item brought to the Info & Loans Desk, $2 of Library fines will be waived, up to a maximum of $20 per patron
  • Fines must have been incurred for items from the following libraries: Gerstein Science Information Centre, Graham Library, Trinity College, Inforum, Law Library, Music Library, OISE Library, Robarts Library, UTM Library, and UTSC Library
  • Replacement and/or processing fees are not eligible to be waived