JACKSON, Wyo. \u2013 As the season of giving approaches, Teton County Library is again launching its Food for Fines campaign to give back to library patrons and help ease community struggles.\r\n\r\nThrough the month of November, library cardholders may pay off their overdue fines for library materials by bringing non-perishable food items to the library\u2019s service desks to be donated to the\u00a0Jackson Cupboard. Items brought to the Alta Branch Library will be donated to the\u00a0Teton Valley Food Pantry.\r\n\r\nThe amnesty program applies only to late fines and does not include fees for lost or damaged library materials or other library fees, such as the interlibrary loan fee.\r\n\r\nFood donations may include sealed, store-purchased jars, cans or pastas. The Jackson Cupboard provides essential and nutritious food for community members in need. The library has been partnering with St. John\u2019s Episcopal Church and the Cupboard since 2013 to offer free, nutritious snacks daily to children at the library after school and during the summer.\r\n\r\nThe timing of this annual amnesty program during the off-season is an intentional nod to the community.\r\n\r\nAngela Jordan,\u00a0the library\u2019s Adult Services Manager, said, \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\u201cFood for Fines creates a nice circle of locals helping locals.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nLast year during Food for Fines, the Jackson Branch collected 1,598\u00a0pounds of food, and the Alta Branch collected 150 pounds. These numbers may dip this year as a result of the library\u2019s new automatic renewal policy on many library materials, which helps prevent patrons from incurring overdue fines.