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City Backs Food For Fines Fundraiser
WHITEHORSE – In the spirit of sharing with citizens who are less fortunate, the City is supporting the 11th annual Food for Fines program.
The program offers the option of donating cash or food of equal value to a parking ticket. New this year is the option to donate rather than paying a two-hour parking ticket.
Parking meter and two-hour zone ticket fines received between December 2 and 9 are eligible. City Hall will accept donations until December 13. All donations will go directly to the Whitehorse Food Bank and Kaushee’s Place.
“We love that Whitehorse residents embrace this program,” Mayor Dan Curtis said. “It is important that we support organizations like the Whitehorse Food Bank and Kaushee’s Place. Please consider turning a fine into a donation during a time when families need it most.”
Past fundraising efforts have been very successful. In 2016, the City raised $2,040 in food donations and $3,505 in cash donations. The total amount raised was $5,545.
“Turn your parking ticket into an opportunity for good by donating food or cash instead of payment during this festive fundraiser,” said Deputy Mayor Samson Hartland. “We encourage Whitehorse residents to continue to support this campaign.”
Donated food items need to be non-perishable including canned foods such as beans, fruit, vegetables and fish, and dried goods such as pasta, cereal and soup. For more information, visit: www.whitehorse.ca/parking.
Contact: Myles Dolphin, A/Manager Strategic Communications