Coun. Scott Anderson wants the city to consider a fee amnesty in support of the Vernon food bank.

Coun. Scott Anderson wants the city to consider a fee amnesty in support of the Vernon food bank.

Food for fines program urged

Vernon staff investigating whether a fee amnesty can benefit the food bank

A Vernon official hopes a creative idea could help residents in need.

Coun. Scott Anderson has asked city staff to investigate a fine amnesty where residents could avoid paying fines if they donate to the food bank.

“Given the state of the economy here and the state of the economy in Alberta, we can expect more demand on our food banks,” he said.