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Donate Items to Reduce Fines

Reduce library overdue fines in exchange for donations of packaged food or new hygiene products (like toothpaste or shampoo). You receive $5.00 or $10.00 off your overdue fines for each item donated. Bring items to any PCC Campus Library checkout desk to make an exchange.


The library does not accept any items that are opened, dented, damaged, or expired. Exchanges apply to recent, overdue fines only. Fines over 1 year old, already paid, or sent to a collections agency are excluded. This program does not apply to charges related to replacement or damage.

Accepted Items

Suggested ItemsAny single packaged food item that meets the condition requirements and that weighs 6 ounces or more is worth $5.00 in exchange value.

Please consider choosing high protein or easily prepared items such as: canned beans, low sodium canned soup/stew, pasta, or pasta sauce.

Note: Packets of dried ramen noodles such as Top Ramen or Maruchan Ramen are not accepted.

Bonus for Hygiene and Large-Size Items

Donating hygiene items or larger food sizes are worth double. Each item from the following list is worth $10.00 in exchange value.

Note: Only items on this list qualify for the bonus.

Hygiene Items

Hygiene Items:

  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, mouthwash, or shaving cream (10 oz. or greater)
  • 1 multi-pack of disposable razors
  • 1 multi-pack bars of soap
  • 1 box of menstrual products
  • 1 multi-pack of toothbrushes
  • Full-sized toothpaste (3 oz. or greater)
  • Full-sized deodorant (2 oz. or greater)

Bonus Food

Food Items:

  • 1 large can of beans (excludes green beans; must be over 16 oz.)
  • 1 large can of soup (over 12 oz.)
  • 1 jar of peanut butter (over 15 oz.)
  • 1 jar of jelly (over 10 oz.)
  • 1 can of tuna or meat (over 4 oz.)


Panther Pantry locations

If you are having trouble affording food or basic hygiene items, visit a pantry for assistance.


Cascade Panther Pantry is now located in Cascade Cascade Hall, Room 102
Contact: or 971-722-5968 or visit the Panther Pantry for details.

Rock Creek

Located in Building 5, Room 122

Contact: or visit the Panther Pantry for details.


Southeast Mt. Tabor Building, Room 152

Contact: DeLinda Martin-Huggins or visit the Panther Pantry for details. 971-722-6046


Located in the CC building, Room 221

Contact: or visit the Panther Pantry for details.