There’s nothing worse than losing a month’s paycheck on blackjack, then stumbling out of the casino at 4:00 AM to find a parking ticket on your windshield. Assuming you didn’t also gamble away your entire food pantry, now you’ll still be able to pay it off. If you find yourself in Las Vegas between October 16 and November 16, and you receive a parking citation, you will now be able to donate food instead of paying a cash fine. The Las Vegas city council voted unanimously to enact this new measure, with the aim of helping those in need this holiday season.

According to the press release, “Those who have a non-public safety parking infraction in the city of Las Vegas between now and Nov. 16 may resolve their tickets by bringing in non-perishable food items of equal or greater value to their fine to the Parking Services Offices at 500 S. Main St. This must be done within 30 days of the citation date and a purchase receipt for the donation is required. Food items for tickets will be collected until Dec. 16, 2019.”

Donations will be donated to the Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, a nonprofit organization that offers assistance to low income and disabled senior citizens.

Keep in mind, however, that this new rule doesn’t apply to every single traffic violation. Several tickets are excluded from the program, including red curb, fire lane, handicap, double parking, and bike lane violations.

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