GREAT FALLS- For one day in December, the City of Great Falls is taking donations of cans and food in exchange for fines.
From 7:00 am to 4:30 pm on December 6, anyone making monthly payments on fines can pay towards their December fines by donating cans or food items.
By bringing in 10 cans or food items, defendants will earn a maximum $50 credit towards total fines owed.
The cans and boxes of food are being collected at the Great Falls Municipal Court window, room 2 in the Civic Center, 2 South Park Drive.
Donated food items must be-non perishable and will go to the Great Falls Community Food Bank.
In 2018 the city collected 5,280 pounds of food.
According to the City of Great Falls, people who are paying fines are not eligible to participate in Canned Food Day if they are:
- Not current on fines
- Paying only restitution
- Have an active warrant
- Have a deferred prosecution agreement
- Completing a work project (community service) in lieu of their fines
For more information, you can go to the City of Great Falls website here.
November 11, 9:24 am: Article updated with more information released from the City of Great Falls on the canned food drive.