LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 12, 2016) — The Lexington Parking Authority (LPA) announced today that more than 5,100 food items have been collected in the first four weeks of its Food for Fines program. The program ends Friday.
“In the first two years of the program, Lexpark collected 16,411 pounds of food which equates to more than 13,000 meals,” said Ame Sweetall, Interim CEO of Gods’ Pantry Food Bank. “We are excited to see that this has been another successful year with 5,017 pounds of canned goods donated so far with a few days to go.”
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 on the number of cans customers with multiple citations may bring in. Past due citations are eligible.
All canned food donations received by LEXPARK will be donated to God’s Pantry Food Bank. Canned vegetables which are at least 14-15 oz. large and protein items such as canned meat, bean or peanut butter, are suggested. Expired, damaged or opened food donations will not be accepted.