The Associated Press reports that the city's local parking authority is allowing residents with outstanding citations to donate canned goods instead of cash through December 18.
The "Food for Fines" initiative will help replenish the shelves of God's Pantry Food Bank in Lexington in preparation for the upcoming holiday season.
"One expired parking meter ticket could mean two meals for hungry Fayette County families."
Marian Guinn, CEO of God's Pantry Food Bank, Kentucky Herald-Leader
As explained by the Kentucky Herald-Leader, "those who donate 10 canned food items will receive a $15 credit on any parking citations issued by either LexPark or the Lexington Police Department."
"Customers with multiple citations may bring in 10 cans per citation to receive the discount. For example, for a $30 ticket, customers can bring in 20 canned food items instead of paying $30 cash. Most meter citations are $15."
Remember to note that the LexPark office in Lexington, Kentucky will only accept undamaged, non-expired canned goods...so start emptying your cupboards ASAP!
The holiday spirit is all about giving (and festive DIY's, too):
30 DIYs for Thanksgiving
Kentucky city lets residents pay off parking tickets in exchange for this item
Simple Fall Wreath
No need to run to the store and buy a store-bought wreath. This Fall Wreath DIY, is unique and fun to craft together with the family.
This is the perfect recipe for snacking on while partaking in other Thanksgiving festivities. And whether that might include some football or couch potato goodness,we don't judge. The full recipe for these leaf hand pies is here.
These cute little wreaths are super easy, and a nice fragrant touch for your holiday meal. Use a little bit of green wire to secure ends and create different shapes. The full tutorial for these DIY Herb Wreaths is here.
Knock the socks off your loved ones with these DIY Mini Bread Wreaths. Forever gone will be the simple bread bowl! This DIY is easy to make ahead and freeze so you won't add too much to your Thanksgiving Day prep.
A two in one, these personalized napkins are place cards as well as a cute addition to your holiday decor. Make them for the whole family, and you will have fun napkins reserved for when they visit your home. Read about the full DIY here.
With a bit of fun ribbon, like this scrumptious velvet one, you can bring your table settings to the next level. Place the knife, then fork then spoon and tie all three together with a bow. Then fan out the fork and spoon for a lovely little display.
The Fashionable Hostess has some great tips for setting a Harvest Table. From herbs to gourds and style galore, you will want to check out her tips and tricks.
Dinner parties can sometimes bring new or different people together, to keep the drama or silence to a minimum, try these DIY conversation starters for the table. And bonus, they are also really really pretty decorations.
Sangria is not just for summer! Lark and Linen created a Fall Sangria with honeycrisp and cinnamon, that is truly delectable for the holiday season. Easy to make ahead, you will want to make a pitcher for the whole family.
Giving Thanks Printable
Art is a fun way to transform your home for the season. Check out this DIY printable for an easy golden wreath.