(Photo: Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader)
If you get a parking ticket in Lexington, Kentucky, you can pay your fine in canned goods. This program, which runs from November 16-December 18, is called "Food for Fines." 10 cans of food pay for $15 in fines. The food is distributed to local food banks for people in need this winter. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports:
"Last year, citizens brought in over 6,200 cans of food as payment for over 600 meter citations," said Gary Means, LexPark executive director. "We hope by opening the program up to all types of citations, we'll see the numbers increase."
The parking authority suggests large cans — 14-15 ounces — of fruits, vegetables, proteins and peanut butter. No out-of-date, damaged or open canned goods will be accepted.
God's Pantry will use the food to stock shelves at its four Lexington locations.