LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — More than 4,200 food items have been collected during the first few weeks of the Lexington Parking Authority’s program that lets motorists pay their parking fine with food donations for a food bank.
Food for Fines runs from Nov. 16 through Dec. 18.
Anyone bringing in 10 cans of food will get $15 off a parking citation. Past-due citations are eligible, and there’s no limit on the number of cans people with multiple citations can bring in.
The food is being donated to God’s Pantry Food Bank.
Parking Authority Executive Director Gary A. Means says he’s honored the agency is able to let people take care of parking citations and help people in need at the same time.