The Lexington Parking Authority (LPA) announced today that its nationally recognized “Food for Fines” canned food drive collected 2,160 cans during the first two weeks of the program. A total of 110 parking citations were cleared using the program. Food for Fines runs through December 15.
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.
“We are slightly ahead of the same time last year,” said Gary A. Means, Parking Authority Executive Director. “Hopefully the trend will continue and we can do even more this year for those in need.”
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.*
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.