The Great Give Back is an initiative of public libraries across New York state to provide libraries and their patrons with public service opportunities.
Through Oct. 19, all of the libraries in Madison County will have a box for collecting non-food but still essential items that are not covered by food stamps. These items will be donated to local food pantries.
Items that are needed include paper towels, toilet tissue, facial tissue, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes.
For more information, visit thegreatgiveback.org or contact your local library.