People with parking citations can get discounts for donating food
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2015) — The Lexington Parking Authority is bringing back its “Food for Fines” program that allows people with parking citations to receive $15 off any parking citation issued by LEXPARK or the Lexington Police Department in exchange for 10 cans of donated food. Customers with multiple citations can bring in 10 cans per citation to receive the discount. Past due citations are eligible for the discount.
Last year the program received 6,200 cans of food as payment for more than 600 meter citations, said Parking Authority executive director Gary Means. All canned food donations will be donated to God’s Pantry Food Bank. Canned fruits and vegetables, proteins, shelf stable milk and peanut butter at least 14-15 oz. are suggested.
“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. These canned food items will help stock the shelves of our four Lexington Pantry locations which help feed hungry Fayette County families year round. One expired parking meter ticket could mean two meals for hungry Fayette County families,” said Marian Guinn, CEO of God’s Pantry Food Bank.
The program runs from November 16 through December 18. The LEXPARK office is located at 122 North Broadway. Expired, damaged or opened food donations will not be accepted. Please be considerate when selecting donated items. LEXPARK reserves the right to revoke a customer’s participation in this program at any time.