Friday, December 1, 2017

Sounds Like A Good Idea...!

Every once in a great while, some cities come up with an idea that is really good! This one is really benificial for everyone, I believe.

I can only imagine what a positive result would come if we had something like this in Houston. In a city with the amount of vehicle traffic we have, the potential for an abundance of food donations is staggering.


By: Echo Gamel Submitted: 11/17/2017 - 11:08am

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Parking Authority is bringing back its “Food for Fines” Holiday Program

This will be the fourth year for the program that is run through LEXPARK. It starts on Monday, November 20 and goes 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 may bring in as many cans as they wish and receive $15 credit for every set of 10 cans. Past due citations are eligible.

The LEXPARK office is located at 122 North Broadway.

The Parking Authority says, since the program started, 24,500 cans of food has been collected, which is the equivalent of 12 tons or 16,000 meals.

All canned food donations received by LEXPARK will be donated to God’s Pantry Food Bank.

Canned vegetables donations need to be at least 14-15 oz.

Protein items such as canned meat, beans or peanut butter are suggested.

Expired, damaged or opened food donations will not be accepted.

LEXPARK says it reserves the right to revoke a customer’s participation in the program at any time.

So, what are your thoughts on this. Seems to me that a program such as this one could only help the local food bank(s) in providing food for a lot of needy folks.

Coffee out on the patio again this morning.


linda m said...

Holy cow, That idea in most cities help the food pantries. Whoever thought that one up is a genius.

Momlady said...

I think it's a great idea. Atlanta would be a good place.

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
Certainly seems like a winner to me.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Momlady...
I can think of so many places that would benefit from this program.
Thanks for coming over today!

JO said...

This is a great idea. This should be done everywhere, but some places are so money hungry they will never give up their cash payments for tickets.

Coffee anywhere is fine with good friends

Gorges Smythe said...


HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
I have to agree with ya on that, sweetie!
Thanks for dropping by this morning!

Hey Gorges...
It is that, for sure.
Thanks for the visit today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Kind of like bending ones arm behind their back until they yell "UNCLE".

Judy said...

I got one better, all fines collected go to food banks, children's homes, birthday and Christmas presents for foster kids.

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
You mean like "volunteer or else..."?
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Judy...
Now that's a plan I can live with, for sure.
Thanks, girl, for the visit today!