More than 6,100 food items have been collected
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2015) — The Lexington Parking Authority (LPA) collected more than 6,100 food items in the first four weeks of the five week Food for Fines campaign. That’s over two tons of food, which is the equivalent of over 4,000 meals. Food for Fines runs through Friday. All food donations are given to God’s Pantry Food Bank.
Customers who bring in 10 cans of food will receive $15 off any LEXPARK or Lexington Police issued citation. There is no limit on the number of cans customers with multiple citations may bring in. Past due citations are eligible.
“It’s wonderful to see the Food for Fines Holiday Program has been successful in the first four weeks,” said Marian Guinn, CEO of God’s Pantry Food Bank. “As the demand is increasing and more families turn to the pantries for food, it is great that the community is stepping up with creative ways to help fight hunger.”
Citizens wishing to check if they have an unpaid parking citation they can simply enter their license plate at the “Pay a Citation” page on the lexpark.org site. The LEXPARK office is located at 122 North Broadway.
All canned food donations received by LEXPARK will be given to God’s Pantry Food Bank. Canned vegetables which are 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. Please be considerate when selecting donated items. LEXPARK reserves the right to revoke a customer’s participation in this program at any time.
The goal of the Parking Authority, which was created by the Urban County Council in 2006, is to provide, maintain and operate adequate, high-quality, customer-focused public parking and encourage economic growth.