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Lexington’s ‘Food for Fines’ program a huge success

More than 900 cans donated to pay for 90 citations

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 1, 2014) — The Lexington Parking Authority’s “Food for Fines” canned drive is off to a roaring success.

Gods-Pantry-Food-BankThe program allows residents to pay for meter citations with 10 canned foods from Nov. 17 to Dec. 19.

Through the first week of the program LEXPARK received more than 900 cans of food that covered 90 meter citations.

All canned food donations will be donated to God’s Pantry Food Bank.

“We have been overwhelmed in a good way, with the success of this program,” said Gary Means, said parking authority executive director. “Some customers’ have even brought in 15-20 cans when only 10 are required.”

Citizens wanting to check to see if they have outstanding meter citations can do so by entering their license plate at the “Pay a Citation” page on the lexpark.org site.

Donations can be dropped off at 122 North Broadway.