Food for Fines at SCU Libraries

(21 May 2014) Groceries in the library at Lismore’s Southern Cross University campus is an unusual sight but Margaret Lord, Day Manager of Lismore Soup Kitchen, was thrilled to accept them on Friday for use in the Kitchen’s kitchen.

“It’s a nice boost to our supplies” Ms Lord said. “We’ll take what we need to cater for the meals we offer and the rest we’ll give to people in need to take home”.

The groceries were collected as part of a “Food for Fines” scheme run by staff at SCU campus libraries at Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and Lismore to help students clear their library fines. The response was enthusiatic.

Read about the scheme here.