More than 370 citizens donated food to cover meter citations
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 23, 2014) — The Lexington Parking Authority announced today that its LEXPARK “Food for Fines” food drive far exceeded expectations.The first program of its kind in Lexington, Food for Fines raised more than 6,200 cans of food as payment for more than 600 meter citations.
The food for fines program ran from Nov. 17 through Dec. 19 and allowed customers to bring in 10 cans of food to pay for any meter citation. All canned food donations received by LEXPARK were donated to God’s Pantry Food Bank.
“Over 370 citizens participated by hauling in their cans, many of which donated more that was required,” said Gary Means, parking authority executive director.