Duluth court accepts canned food to pay fines this holiday season

Any person with a payment due in Duluth Municipal Court between Dec. 4 through Dec. 21 will receive a $25 credit towards the fine with a donation of 10 cans of non-perishable canned goods. The maximum credit is 10 cans per citation which is a maximum of $25 per fine.

If someone has a $10 citation and brings in 10 cans they do not get a refund or credit.

Donations of canned food only go toward fines, not toward late fees, license suspensions, or warrant fees. This type of credit cannot be used for payment of fines for probation.

Cans must be taken to the Duluth Public Safety Building, 3276 Buford Highway.

Questions: Lori Edelkind at ledelkind@duluthga.net or Melissa Hales at mhales@duluthga.net.