A New Twist on Food for Fines

ImageUpdate: The Hillsdale (NJ) Free Public Library has asked me to edit this post because...

Unfortunately, the official C*nstruction organization wants us to either pay $250 and register officially with them, or we must remove references to "c*nstruction" as that is their registered trademark. [all asterisks added by me]

Note: if you want to replicate their idea of creating a sculpture with food-for-fines donations, do not use the c*nstruction registered trademark, unless you are willing to pay $250 and register officially with them. Hillsdale Free Public Library has removed their previous web page, and has reposted it as We Need Your Cans, where you can still get information on their "food for fines" project that will turn into a sculpture that will show how successful the campaign will be:

The Hillsdale Library seeks donated unexpired canned goods during the month of March. Staff and volunteers will create a large sculpture with the cans to be displayed in the Library during National Library Week, April 14-20. All of the cans will then be donated to the Helping Hand Food Pantry at the Hillsdale United Methodist Church. The Helping Hand Food Pantry serves over 500 people in and around the community every month. All cans will be accepted, but the desired size is the standard 4 3/8” high variety.

Care to try this in your library too?  Not only would your library & patrons be helping your local food pantry, but a photo of the sculpture would be great to share on your library's website & Facebook page, and could generate a local newspaper article too!