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 The libraries will not accept out-of-date food, dented or rusted cans for this food drive.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:
- Arthur Hufnagel Public Library of Glen Rock — Southern York County Food Pantry, New Freedom
- Collinsville Community Library — Mason-Dixon Community Service, Delta
- Dillsburg Area Community Library — New Hope Ministries, Dillsburg
- Dover Area Community Library — Dover Area Food Bank, Dover
- Glatfelter Memorial Library — Harvest for Hope, York
- Kaltreider-Benfer Library — Emmanuel’s Closet, Red Lion & Red Lion Food Bank, Red Lion
- Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center — Love in Action Food Cupboard, Hellam Township
- Martin Library — York County Food Bank, York
- Martin Library at the Art Institute of York — West End Local Link (W.E.L.L), York
- Mason-Dixon Public Library — Southern York County Food Pantry, New Freedom
- Red Land Community Library — Red Land Food Ministry, Lewisberry
- Paul Smith Library of Southern York County — Southern York County Food Pantry, New Freedom
- Village Library — Christ United Methodist Church Food Pantry of Jacobus