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Food for Fines 2020

During this holiday season, the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will once again be accepting donations of unopened non-perishable food items for the Vermillion Food Pantry! Through the month of December, patrons who have accumulated overdue fines, with the exception of replacement fees, will be able to have up to $15 of those fines waived in exchange for donations of much-needed items such as non-perishable foods or personal care products. Even if you do not have fines to pay, we will still be accepting donations for anyone who wants to contribute. (We haven’t been charging overdue fines since March, so this may be the case for many of you. Please still consider donating!!!)

Needed items include:

(Grains: Bread, Cereal, Rice, and Pasta) rice and rice mixes; canned pasta; noodle mixes; dry noodles and pasta; macaroni and cheese; cold cereals; bran cereal; shredded wheat; infant cereal; hot cereal mixes; oatmeal; bread, muffin, and pancake mixes; whole-grain crackers; granola bars; graham crackers; flour; bread

(Protein Foods: Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, and Nuts) canned tuna; canned chicken; canned beef stew; canned salmon; bean soups; canned or dried beans; baked beans; canned chili; peanut butter or other nut butters; canned or packaged nuts

(Vegetables) canned vegetables; vegetable soup; canned tomato products; spaghetti sauce; baby-food vegetables; V-8 juice

(Dairy: Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese) infant formula; nonfat dry milk; instant breakfast drinks; shelf-stable (UHT) milk; cream soups

(Fruit) canned fruit; raisins; applesauce; dried fruit; baby-food fruit; fruit leather (100% fruit); canned or bottled 100% juice

(Oils and Condiments) vegetable oil; salad dressing; syrup; jelly and jam; honey; sugar; mayonnaise; ketchup; mustard

(Extras) tea; coffee; spice

(Paper Products) toilet paper; paper towels; napkins; tissues

(Soap Products) hand soap; laundry detergent; liquid dish soap; cleaning products

(Personal Care Products) shampoo; toothpaste; toothbrushes; shaving cream; razors; deodorant; feminine hygiene products; baby diapers (all sizes); wet wipes

(Other Pantry Needs) gift cards of any amount to Hy-Vee or Walmart

Visit the Vermillion Food Pantry’s website for a complete wish list of items you can donate at