Menomonie (WQOW) – If you have a parking fine in the city of Menomonie, you can look in your pantry instead of digging in your wallet to pay it off.
The Menomonie Police Department is holding its third Food For Fines program from November 1 – December 31.
Food For Fines allows citizens to pay off basic parking fines through donations during the holiday season. During the dates listed above, citizens may bring in canned food items to the Menomonie Police Department during business hours to receive $2 off the fine for each item donated.
There are some parking violations that donations will not be accepted for like parking in a fire lane, double parking, blocking traffic and parking in a handicap spot. These are potentially public safety hazards.
The program began in 2016, and in its first year donated almost 500 pounds of food to the food pantry and $875 worth of parking fines were resolved. The 2017 program resulted in the donation of almost 1200 pounds of food and over $2500 in parking fines resolved.