Expired parking meters are helping feed the hungry in Kentucky.
For the second year in a row, people in Lexington can pay their parking fines with canned goods for local food banks.
Parking violators can donate 10, 15 ounce cans of food for a typical $15 dollar parking fine. If it’s a more expensive infraction, the city’s parking authority is willing to accept even more cans.
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The “Food for Fines” program runs through December 18.
Last year, the innovative effort took in 6,200 cans of food for more than 600 citations — worth about $14,000.
(READ more at WLEX News) — Photo: Charleston’s TheDigitel, CC; Salvation Army USA West, CC