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Now You Can Pay Parking Tickets With Something Other Than Cash

That moment you walk out to your car and see that little envelope nicely tucked into your windshield wipers and realize your day just took a sharp turn down sucksville. Parking tickets suck! Most of the time they are not nice on the wallet and there is no way getting around them….well at least until now.

Lexington, Kentucky is allowing anyone who has been issued a citation from November 16- December 18, 2015 to receive a $15 credit toward their citation if they donate 10 canned food items. How awesome is that?!?

And for those of you that just cant win, you can bring 10 cans per citation for the credit.

The month long program is called “Food for Fines” and last year the program alone brought in more than 6,200 cans of food, says LexPark Executive Director Gary Means.

The parking authority in Lexington suggests large cans with vegetables and proteins. Out-of-date, damaged or open canned goods will not be accepted for the credit.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that God’s Pantry will use the food to stock shelves at its four Lexington locations.

“During this time of year when lots of Lexingtonians are looking to give back to their community, it’s wonderful to see organizations like LexPark engage with our food bank in creative ways to fight hunger and deliver hope,” said Marian Guinn, CEO of God’s Pantry Food Bank. “One expired parking meter ticket could mean two meals for hungry Fayette County families.”

Could you imagine the amounts of people that could be fed if this was a countrywide program!?




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