Can pay for parking tickets with canned food donations
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 14, 2014) — Do you have outstanding parking tickets in Lexington? The Lexington Parking Authority announced on Friday that it will run a “Food for Fines” canned food drive from Nov. 17 to Dec. 19, allowing people to pay for tickets with canned food donations.
Customers with multiple meter citations may bring in 10 cans for each one — including those that are past due.
“It’s a great way for citizens to clear their record and help those in need at the same time,” said Gar Means, parking authority executive director.
All donations will be given to God’s Pantry Food Bank.
“During this time of year when lots of Lexingtonians are looking to give back to their community, it’s wonderful to see organizations like LEXPARK engage with our Food Bank in creative ways to fight hunger and deliver hope,” said Marian Guinn, CEO of God’s Pantry Food Bank. “These canned food items will help stock the shelves of our four Lexington Pantry locations which help feed hungry Fayette County families year round who may not know where their next meal is coming from. One expired parking meter ticket could mean two meals for hungry Fayette County families.”
Expired, damaged or opened food donations will not be accepted. Donations can be dropped off at 122 North Broadway.