Program continues through Dec. 18
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 8, 2015) — The Lexington Parking Authority (LPA) has collected more than 4,200 food items during the first three weeks of its five-week Food for Fines campaign.
“We are very pleased with the turnout so far and expect the volume in the final two weeks to continue to exceed our expectations,” said Parking Authority executive director Gary A. Means. “It’s an honor for our organization to be in the position to allow citizens the opportunity to clear their record and at the same time help those in need.”
Customers who bring in 10 cans of food receive $15 off any LEXPARK or Lexington Police issued on-street parking citation.
There is no limit to the number of cans customers with multiple citations can bring in. Past due citations are eligible. The LEXPARK office is located at 122 North Broadway.
If citizens want to check to see if they have a meter citation they can enter their license plate at the “Pay a Citation” page on the lexpark.org site.
All canned food donations received by LEXPARK will be donated to God’s Pantry Food Bank. Canned vegetables at least 14-15 oz. large and protein items such as canned meat, beans, or peanut butter are suggested. Expired, damaged or opened food donations will not be accepted.
The program continues through Dec. 18.