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LexPark Says Food For Fines Program Off To A Good Start

Lexington officials say the city's "Food For Fines" program, which allows drivers who have a parking ticket to pay for it with canned goods, has brought in more than 900 cans of food in its first seven days.

The cans have paid for more than 90 meter citations, officials said.

Parking Authority Executive Director Gary Means says they’ve been overwhelmed, in a good way, with some customers bringing in 15-20 cans when only 10 are required.

All donations received by LEXPARK will be donated to God's Pantry Food Bank. LEXPARK officials suggest canned vegetables at least 14-15 oz.

Drivers can bring in their 10 cans of food to the LEXPARK office located at 122 North Broadway to pay for any meter citation.

The program goes until Dec. 19.