Food for Fines

Sep 14, 2020

Welcome to Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank's Food for Fines Program

Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank is dedicated to serving our community and addressing the issue of food insecurity. Our Food for Fines program is an innovative initiative that benefits both individuals in need and the local community. By participating in Food for Fines, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact and help us fight hunger in Prescott.

What is Food for Fines?

Food for Fines is a unique program that allows individuals to contribute towards the local food bank by exchanging their parking ticket fines for non-perishable food items. We believe that everyone deserves access to nutritious food, regardless of their financial situation. This program provides an alternative way to handle parking tickets while supporting a worthy cause.

How Does Food for Fines Work?

Participating in Food for Fines is straightforward. Instead of paying your parking ticket fine with cash, you can bring non-perishable food items to our food bank, equivalent to the value of the fine. We accept a wide range of non-perishable food items, including canned goods, pasta, rice, cereal, and more. Donations are weighed, and the value is used to offset your parking ticket fine.

When you bring in your food donation, our friendly staff will assist you in the process. You will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those facing food insecurity in our community while resolving your parking violation. It's a win-win situation that fosters community involvement and supports a philanthropic cause.

The Impact of Food for Fines

Through Food for Fines, we aim to address food insecurity while raising awareness about the issue within our community. The program not only provides individuals with a chance to give back but also serves as a reminder that hunger exists and that small actions can have a significant effect. By participating in Food for Fines, you become part of a broader movement to help those in need and create a more compassionate society.

Additionally, through this program, we promote collaboration and engage local businesses and organizations. We work closely with the parking authorities to facilitate the exchange of fines for food donations, fostering stronger ties between our food bank, the city, and the community.

How Can You Help?

If you have received a parking ticket and wish to participate in Food for Fines, all you need to do is gather non-perishable food items that are equivalent in value to your fine. Consider selecting nutritious options such as canned vegetables, proteins like tuna or beans, whole grains, and healthy snack items. These items provide essential nutrients for individuals and families in need.

If you haven't received a parking ticket but still want to contribute, donations of any size are always welcome. Your contribution, whether big or small, can have a significant impact on someone's life.

You can also help spread the word about Food for Fines to your friends, family, and colleagues. By raising awareness about this program, we can encourage more people to get involved and support our mission to alleviate food insecurity in Prescott.


Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank's Food for Fines program combines the urgency of parking ticket fines with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals facing food insecurity. By participating in Food for Fines, you join us in our efforts to provide food and support to those who need it the most.

Through this unique program, we promote community involvement, engage local businesses, and raise awareness about the issue of hunger in our society. Together, we can build a more compassionate and inclusive community where no one goes hungry.

Don't miss out on the chance to contribute towards a worthy cause. Join us in our Food for Fines program today and help us create a stronger, more sustainable community for all.

Sonny Lewis
I love how this program incentivizes donations while also helping to alleviate food insecurity. A brilliant approach!
Jan 29, 2023
David Angus
Supporting the local community and tackling food insecurity simultaneously is a major step toward positive change. Well done!
Oct 11, 2022
Nate Nevas
I appreciate the efforts of Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank in making nutritious food accessible to those in need.
Aug 18, 2022
Testq Test
This program is a win-win for everyone involved. Kudos to the organizers for coming up with such a creative solution.
Jun 16, 2022
Jim Cely
Addressing hunger issues while providing opportunities for people to contribute positively is the kind of initiative that inspires real change.
May 30, 2022
Jonathan Rickert
It's heartening to see the community come together to support such a worthwhile cause. The impact of this program will undoubtedly be significant.
Mar 16, 2022
Scott Hamilton
The combination of addressing fines and food insecurity in one program is both practical and compassionate. Well done, Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank!
Sep 22, 2021
Martin Bromley
What a wonderful initiative to help those in need while also promoting community involvement!
May 12, 2021
Hamid Azeez
The Food for Fines program is a fantastic way to encourage donations and benefit the community at the same time.
Dec 5, 2020
Richard Verm
It's heartwarming to see organizations addressing food insecurity in such an innovative way. Great job, Prescott Community Cupboard!
Oct 24, 2020