Food for Fines program ends with tons of success

Lexington, Ky. (WTVQ) – Outstanding parking tickets are helping feed hungry families in Kentucky.

The Lexington Parking Authority announced Wednesday that 8,431 pounds of food was donated to God’s Pantry Food Bank during its 2017 Food for Fines campaign.

Customers were encouraged to bring in ten cans of food to receive $15 off a parking citation.

Food for Fines ran from November 20 through December 15.

The 7,600 food items collected helped “pay” for $11,400 in citations.

During the past four years, the Food for Fines program collected more than 16 tons of food.

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