Joondalup library fines turned into food for people in need

Owen and Lindsey Murrell, who donated to the Food For Fines campaign, with Tanya Cairns, from HAND, Andrew Jones, from True North Church, Kyla Rasmussen, from Spiers Centre, and Joondalup librarian Grace Beccarelli.
Owen and Lindsey Murrell, who donated to the Food For Fines campaign, with Tanya Cairns, from HAND, Andrew Jones, from True North Church, Kyla Rasmussen, from Spiers Centre, and Joondalup librarian Grace Beccarelli.

BY taking part in this year’s Food For Fines campaign, City of Joondalup library members have cleared more than $1500 in overdue fines and helped those doing it tough in the process.

From November 1 to 30, members could have $1 in library fines waived by donating a boxed or canned food item.

People without library fines were also able to donate, with about 2000 items collected at the City’s four libraries.

Items will go to local community groups True North Church, HAND (Homeless, At Risk, Needy and Disadvantaged) and The Spiers Centre to be distributed to families and clients in need this Christmas.

“Christmas is traditionally one of the hardest times of the year for people to make ends meet and I thank our library members for backing this worthwhile campaign,” Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said.