UPDATE: “Food for Fines” Program in Final Week

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Parking Authority says that the “Food for Fines” canned food drive collected nearly 5,100 food items in the first four weeks of the program.

“Food for Fines” runs through December 16th.

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Customers who bring in 10 cans of food will 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. The LEXPARK office is located at 122 North Broadway.

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. Please be considerate when selecting donated items. LEXPARK reserves the right to revoke a customer’s participation in this program at any time.*

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11/7/16 5:43 a.m.

The Lexington Parking Authority  “Food for Fines” canned food drive begins Monday, November 7 and will continue through Friday, December 16.

Customers who bring in 10 cans of food will receive $15 off any LEXPARK or Lexington Police issued parking citation. Customers with multiple citations may bring in as many cans as they wish and receive $15 credit for every set of 10 cans. Past due citations are eligible. The LEXPARK office is located at 122 North Broadway.

“During the previous two years we have collected over 16,200 cans of food, the equivalent of over 10,000 meals,” said Parking Authority Executive Director Gary Means.

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, beans or peanut butter are suggested.

Said Chairman James Frazier, “We at LEXPARK are very proud of this program and the response of our community. More importantly, other parking authorities and city parking departments around the country are following our example and helping those in need during the holiday season.”

*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.