NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!: 70 Yr Old Charity Must Stop Feeding Seattle Homeless
Feeding the homeless is being banned in many major cities in America. Seattle is just the latest city to enforce restrictions on charities that feed the homeless.
The Bread of Life Mission has been feeding the poor in Seattle for 70 years, and now they are being prevented from doing so in public parks without the city’s approval.
“It was a service we were offering free of charge to be a blessing to the homeless,” Executive Director Willie Parish, Jr told MyNorthwest.com. “All we were doing was just a continuation of what we do on a daily basis.”
According to My Northwest:
City officials say the restriction is nothing new, and that Bread of Life simply operated in the park for three years without being caught or reported.
David Takami with the Seattle Human Services Department said the city does not allow groups of people to feed the homeless outdoors without approval.
“This has happened in the past where there are a lot of meals served in a short period of time on the same day,” he said. “It’s a little chaotic and it can also lead to wasted food.
The Bread of Life Mission vows to continue to bring food to the people that need it despite the restrictions.
In 2011 members of a charity in Orlando Florida, Food Not Bombs, were arrested for feeding the homeless in a public park. The incident drew national criticism and a hilarious mocking response from one activist observing the police brutalize kind-hearted charities.