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York County Libraries again will allow readers to erase their racked-up late fees by helping to feed the hungry.

All 13 library locations, along with Martin Library at the Art Institute of York, will accept nonperishable food to offset or completely wipe out late fees during the Foods for Fines program, according to a news release from the library system.

For each item someone donates, $1 will be deducted from his or her outstanding balance. The program runs from July 1 through July 31. All donated food will be given to local food banks.

All donated food must be canned or nonperishable and can't be expired. Suggested items include canned fruits and vegetables, tomato sauce, soup, cereal, rice, beans, macaroni and cheese, juice, peanut butter and canned meats, such as tuna, chicken and salmon, that don’t have to be refrigerated before being opened.

Out-of-date food and dented or rusted cans will not be accepted during the food drive, the release said.

For more information, go to the library system's website at yorklibraries.org.

— Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @ggrossyd.

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