The 'Food for Fines' program has appeared in libraries across the United States and the concept is simple; donate canned food to the needy and your late fine will be reduced. The same concept is now being applied to parking tickets in Lexington, Kentucky.
The Lexington Parking Authority is reducing drivers' late payment fines on their parking tickets by $15 for every 10 cans given to the God's Pantry Food Bank. In a creative effort to gather food for the needy before Christmas, the canned food drive is a win-win -- reducing peoples' tickets while directing the money they do owe to a worthy cause.
The Food for Fines program was a success last year and, with the inclusion of new fine citations this year, it will be sure to generate many donations for hungry families again.