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Lexington, Kentucky Residents Can Pay Parking Tickets With Food Donations

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That awful feeling of returning to one’s vehicle only to find a parking ticket under the windshield wiper isn’t so awful for residents of Lexington, Ky., this month.

The Lexington Parking Authority is offering something like an amnesty for vehicular scofflaws between Nov. 17 and Dec. 19, allowing anyone with a parking ticket to pay with a donation to a local food bank.

Residents can wipe their records clean with a 10-can donation to God’s Pantry Food Bank, the city announced Friday. And it’s not just current parking tickets that qualify: Residents can take advantage of the program to pay past-due tickets, too.

*“It’s a great way for citizens to clear their record and help those in need at the same time. We are very excited about this opportunity to give back to our community,”* Lexington Parking Authority Executive Director Gary Means said in a statement.

The city says it prefers canned vegetables, at least 14-15 ounces. But don’t try to get too cute: The city says it won’t accept expired, damaged or opened food donations, and it reserves the right to boot you out of the program at any time.

There are more than 14,000 parking spaces in downtown Lexington, the LPA says. If everyone stops paying their metered fares this month, that could mean a heck of a lot of food for God’s Pantry, just in time for the holiday season.

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