Sometimes a good deed really can make up for a bad one.
This year, the city of Lexington, Kentucky is once again running their “Food for Fines” program, which allows people to pay off parking tickets by donating food. The program, which runs from November 16 to December 18, gives violators $15 off for every 10 canned food items that are donated. Serial jerks who hate following parking laws can even donate multiple times if they have multiple tickets – and even past-due tickets are eligible.
According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, “The parking authority suggests large cans — 14-15 ounces — of fruits, vegetables, proteins and peanut butter. No out-of-date, damaged or open canned goods will be accepted.” And seriously, people, the city is giving you an opportunity here. It’s one thing to screw over the government by breaking parking laws; it’s another thing to try to cheat the hungry by passing off crappy cans.