A not-so-small victory in the fight against local hunger.
Thanks to Arlington Public Library customers paying fines from Nov. 2 through 9, more than $1,000 will be donated to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. With the Friends of Arlington Public Library generously contributing 10 cents for each dollar paid off, the total take in fines was nearly twice that of a “usual” week.
Staff at Central Library and the branches also report a hearty collection of non-perishables in the AFAC food bins placed throughout the system.
With the holidays approaching, the food and funds will no doubt provide a bit more happiness to those in need around Arlington.
Thank you for caring.