The parking was free in downtown Trenton in December, but still, many shoppers paid for it anyway. The Prince Edward Hastings Learning Foundation asked people to put money in the meters on a voluntary basis, as a fund-raiser for the organization. And, lots did pay for parking. The “feed the meter” promotion raised over 4 thousand 500 dollars. The money will go toward providing food for students in need. 45 hundred dollars will buy over 35 hundred breakfasts at schools.