The Lake County Public Library System is sponsoring a “Food for Fines” food donation campaign in May. At the Minneola Schoolhouse Library donations will be accepted Monday, May 20 through Friday, May 31. All food donated at the Library will benefit New Beginnings of Central Florida.
For each unopened, unexpired non-perishable food item you donate, the library will subtract $1 off your overdue library fines. Fines cannot be waived for lost or damaged library materials. You can also donate pet food!
New Beginnings is a non-profit organization that offers emergency food and other social services for those in need. Their mission is to empower people to overcome the pain of poverty and the alienation of homelessness. The New Beginnings Thrift Shop & Food Pantry is located at 415 Citrus Tower Blvd, Clermont, FL 34711, and is open Monday – Friday from 10am – 5pm, you can reach them at 352-404-6946. On Saturday mornings from 10:30am – 12:30pm they provide “Helping Hands” outreach at the Clermont Winn-Dixie parking lot on Highway 50.
The Minneola Schoolhouse Library is located at 100 South Main Avenue in Minneola, Florida. For more information, call the library at (352) 432-3921 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.