“Food for Fines” program going strong
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Parking Authority (LPA) announced today that over 4,200 food items have been collected in the first three weeks of the five week “Food for Fines” campaign. The program runs from November 16 through December 18.
“We are very pleased with the turnout so far and expect the volume in the final two weeks to continue to exceed our expectations. It’s an honor for our organization to be in the position to allow citizens the opportunity to clear their record and at the same time help those in need.” Said Parking Authority Executive Director, Gary A. Means 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.
If citizens want to check to see if they have a meter citation they can simply enter their license plate at the “Pay a Citation” page on the lexpark.org site.
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. 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.