Food for Fines

The Library at Bates College asks patrons to return their overdue books and videos and make a donation to local food pantry via the Food for Fines program. Library fines will be waived in exchange for donations.

Donations will be delivered to the Sisters of Charity Food Pantry located on Bates Street in Lewiston. The Pantry provides food and supplies for many families throughout the greater Lewiston/Auburn area.

No library fines? Not a problem! The Library is accepting donations from members of the community; the library staff will be happy to make delivery. The Library requests that donations be non-perishable food or “necessity” items. Here are some suggested items to donate:

  • baby food
  • diapers
  • canned tuna
  • peanut butter
  • rice, beans, pasta and pasta sauce or canned spaghetti or ravioli
  • personal care items (soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • cleaning supplies.