We are proud to be partnering with New Visions Homeless Services in providing library patrons with a new opportunity to take care of their library fines: Food for Fine Vouchers!
About Food for Fines
From April 1st to June 30th, simply bring a donation of items from New Visions’ Wish List (see list of items below) to MOHMs Place and in exchange, they will issue Food for Fines Vouchers that can be used to pay your library fine, up to $50.00 on each account! For every item donated you will receive $1.00 worth of fine forgiveness.
About New Visions Homeless Services and MOHM’s Place
MOHM’s Place has been feeding the hungry in Council Bluffs for over 20 years! It began with sack lunches consisting of 2 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, a bag of potato chips, a piece of fruit, and a juice box, which were served out of the van. Now, MOHMs Place has a permanent meal site located at the New Vision’s Complex, where they serve 6,000 meals a month to hungry men, women, and children in our community!
The New Vision Complex is located at 1435 N. 15th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501. Along with the meal site, New Visions operates an emergency men’s shelter there that can sleep up to 100 people nightly. There are also 26 units of Transitional Housing, designed for the sole purpose of helping people get back on their feet and be productive citizens.
New Vision’s Wish List
Canned carrots, peas, corn, beets, green beans, and baked beans
Ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise and hot sauce
Coffee, sugar and creamer
Flour and cornstarch
Salt and Pepper
Canned tomatoes and tomato sauce
Tin foil and saran wrap
Trash can liners
Cream of mushroom, chicken , and celery soup
All forms of dried pastas
Coffee, creamer, and sugar
Men’s white tube socks, underwear, and t-shirts
Styrofoam plates, cups, napkins, paper towels
Hats, gloves, mittens, scarves (men, women, and children)
Coats, sweatshirts, sweat pants (men, women, and children)
White towels and wash cloths
Personal hygiene products (Travel Size, deodorant, razors, shampoo, shaving cream, soap.)
Laundry soap and bleach
Pillows, sheets, blankets and sleeping bags
Gift cards to Walmart or Sam’s Club
Gasoline cards and bus passes
The Fine Print
No Food for Fine donations will be accepted at the Council Bluffs Public Library.
Donations must be made to:
1435 N. 15th St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Donation Hours are:
Monday – Friday 9:00 A.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Sunday Donation processing is closed.
Donations can be taken to the South Parking Lot, behind building by garage door. Ring doorbell and someone will be there to assist you.
An individual Food for Fine Voucher is good for one-time use. An individual Voucher can be applied to multiple accounts at the time of transaction. Any amount not used at the time of transaction is considered forfeit. A total of $50.00 worth of fine forgiveness can be applied to an individual account. Any fine or fee associated with Makerspace equipment or ILL, and any replacement fee associated with Fontenelle Forest Passes are ineligible for fine forgiveness. Vouchers will be issued April 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018. Vouchers will be accepted between from April 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018.