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LEXPARK’s Food for Fines holiday food drive enters final week of collection

The Lexington Parking Authority (LPA) announced Monday that over 5,100 food items have been collected in the first four weeks of the six week campaign.

Food for Fines runs through Dec. 16.

“It’s wonderful to see organizations like LEXPARK engage with our food bank in creative ways to fight hunger and deliver hope,” said Ame Sweetall, Interim CEO of Gods’ Pantry Food Bank. “In the first two years of the program, LEXPARK collected 16,411 pounds of food which equates to more than 13,000 meals. We are excited to see that this has been another successful year with 5,017 pounds of canned goods donated so far with a few days to go.”

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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, 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.

From Lexington Parking Authority Communications

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