Lexington Parking Authority surpasses one ton of canned goods in ‘Food for Fines’ program

The Lexington Parking Authority (LPA) announced Monday 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...

Lexington Parking Authority to offer reduced fines for donations as part of 2017 ‘Food for Fines’ program

The Lexington Parking Authority has announced its LEXPARK program will run the “Food for Fines” canned food drive for a fourth straight year. This year the Food for Fines program runs from Monday, November 20 through Friday, December 15. Customers who bring in 10 cans of food will receive $15 off any LEXPARK or Lexington Police issued parking citation. Customers with multiple citations...

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...

Lexington Parking Authority announces 2016 ‘Food for Fines’ holiday canned food program

The Lexington Parking Authority announced that its LEXPARK program will once again run the “Food for Fines” canned food drive from Monday, Nov. 7 through Friday, Dec. 16. Customers who bring in 10 cans of food will receive $15 off any LEXPARK or Lexington Police issued parking citation. Customers with multiple citations may bring in as many cans as they wish and receive $15 credit for every set...

LEXPARK’s ‘Food for Fines’ campaign already a success, with 4,200 items donated; two weeks left

The Lexington Parking Authority says more than 4,200 food items have been collected in the first three weeks of the five week campaign. Food for Fines runs from through Dec. 18. “We are very pleased with the turnout so far and expect the volume in the final two weeks to continue to exceed our expectations. It’s an honor for our organization to be in the position to allow citizens the opportunity...

LEXPARK’s ‘Food for Fines’ program collects nearly 1,000 cans – and a lot of attention – in first week

The Lexington Parking Authority says its nationally recognized “Food for Fines” canned food drive collected nearly 1,000 cans in its first week. Over 60 parking citations were cleared using the program. Food for Fines runs Nov. 16 through Dec. 18. As a result of the campaign, LPA, God’s Pantry Food Bank and the city of Lexington have received international media attention. Most recently, Food...

LEXPARK sponsoring ‘Food for Fines’ canned food drive Nov. 16-Dec. 18; donations go to God’s Pantry

Lexington Parking Authority’s LEXPARK program will once again run the “Food for Fines” canned food drive from Nov. 16 through Dec. 18. Customers who bring in 10 cans of food will receive $15 off any parking citation issued by LEXPARK or the Lexington Police Department. Customers with multiple citations may bring in 10 cans per citation to receive the discount, and past due citations are...

LEXPARK's "Food for Fines" brings in over 6,000 cans for God's Pantry Food Bank

(Photo from Wikimedia)   The Lexington Parking Authority announced that its LEXPARK “Food for Fines” food drive exceeded all expectations. The first program of its kind in Lexington, Food for Fines raised over 6,200 cans of food as payment for over 600 meter citations.   The food for fines program ran from November 17 through December 19 and allowed customers to bring in 10 cans of food...

'Food for Fines' canned goods drive accounts for over 900 contributions in opening days

The Lexington Parking Authority’s (LPA) LEXPARK program “Food for Fines” canned food drive, which runs through Dec. 19, is off to a promising start, city officials said.   At the end of the first seven days, the LEXPARK office had received over 900 cans of food covering over 90 meter citations. As a reminder, customers can bring in 10 cans of food to the LEXPARK office located at 122...

LEXPARK’s ‘Food for Fines’ program allows meter violations to be paid in canned goods

The Lexington Parking Authority (LPA) announced that its LEXPARK program will run a “Food for Fines” canned food drive from Nov. 17 through Dec. 19 that will allow citizens with meter citations to pay in food rather that dollars, with proceeds benefitting God’s Pantry Food Bank.   Bring in 10 cans of food to the LEXPARK office located at 122 North Broadway to pay for any meter citation....