Food for Fines enables individuals with parking violations to pay the city back with food donations. Given that many parking violations are relatively minor offenses, this is a reasonable punishment. It’s especially cheaper for college students.
The program helps others who are in need during the holiday season and gives people the opportunity to give to others in a meaningful way.
Finally, it can build an individual’s character. Just a few weeks ago, my vehicle was towed because I was not appropriately parked. I had to pay a fine of $129 right then. If I had had the option to participate in Food for Fines, I would have felt much better after paying my dues.