Menomonie– Today marks the start of the Menomonie Police Department’s fifth annual ‘Food For Fines’
program. The program runs from November 1 until December 31, with donations benefitting the Stepping
Stones of Dunn County food pantry.

‘Food For Fines’ allows citizens to pay off basic parking fines through donations during the holiday
season. From November 1 through December 31, citizens may bring in nonperishable food items to the
Menomonie Police Department to receive $2 off for each item donated. Public safety-related parking
violations are not accepted as a part of this program.

These include but are not limited to: parking in a fire
lane, double parking, blocking traffic and parking in a handicap spot.

Donations will be contactless and can be
made between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Menomonie Police
Department lobby.
Food For Fines began in 2016 and has collected over 4,400 pounds of food, with 1,427 pounds
collected in 2019.

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