York County Libraries offers Food for Fines program

Food for Fine

York County Libraries’ Food for Fines program kicks off Nov. 26 and runs through Dec. 7. (SUBMITTED)

Food for Fines has a history of success with York County Libraries — in February, the program collected nearly 4,700 food items and distributed them to 12 area food banks.

The program will run again Nov. 26 through Dec. 7, deducting $1 from a patron’s late fees for each nonperishable food item he or she donates.

What can you donate? Suggested items include canned fruits and vegetables, tomato sauce, soup, cereal, rice, beans, macaroni and cheese, juice, peanut butter, and canned meat like tuna, chicken, and salmon that don’t require refrigeration prior to opening. The libraries will not accept out-of-date food, dented or rusted cans for this food drive.

Drop your items at the 12 participating York County Libraries locations and at Martin Library at the Art Institute of York during regular operating hours. Find locations and area food banks below:

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