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Ruth Behrens and her granddaughter Sienna Cauley collect items for the Community Food Bank of Barton County, Friday at the Great Bend Public Library. The library was able to donate over 200 food items at the conclusion of its annual Food For Fines program. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO





Great Bend Public Library’s annual Food for Fines program concluded Friday, and the staff was able to donate over 200 items to the Community Food Bank of Barton County, according to Cara Negaard, head of the reference and acquisitions programs.

From Dec. 5-23, library patrons could donate one non-parishable food item for every $1 in fines they had accrued.

"Many patrons took advantage of this opportunity, and others brought in food because they wanted to give to the Food Bank," Negaard said. "Thank you to the community for your help in making this event a success."