The Lexington Parking Authority(LPA) announced today that nearly 1,350 food items, which have paid for over $2,295 in citations, have been collected in the first three weeks of the four-week campaign. FoodforFines2022 started Monday,Nov.21and will end next Friday,Dec.16.
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 citation, they can simply enter their license plate at the “Pay a Citation”page on the www.lexpark.orgsite.
“God’s Pantry Food Bank is excited to partner again with LEXPARK. Since 2014, the Food for Fines program has provided a creative and impactful way to collect food items to stock our pantries,“said D’wan Carey, Volunteer & Food Drive Manager. “One paid parking citation will provide multiple meals for Fayette County residents. We are inspired and grateful for the continued support from our community and friends at LEXPARK!”
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 anytime.
*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.