Food for Fines: Local libraries waive fees for donations

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BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Usually when you have overdue library books, branches require you to use cash to pay off your fine.

But right now, you can pay your fines by helping out the community.

From now until April 21, you can waive your fines with canned good donations.

One young patron, and her mom, said on Saturday she thinks it's a pretty good idea.

"My mom pays the money," said Allyson Ward. "When I was little I lost a book so my mom has to pay $10 for it."

Allyson and her mom said they're coming back with cans next week.

One can of food equals $1 off the fine. All of the donated food will go to the Panama City Rescue Mission.