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City puts a stop to homeless outreach

Posted By admin On January 14, 2011 @ 9:22 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Jan 14, 2011

Bobby and Amanda Herring spent more than a year providing food to homeless people in downtown Houston every day. They fed them, left behind no trash and doled out warm meals peacefully without a single crime being committed, Bobby Herring said.

That ended two weeks ago when the city shut down their “Feed a Friend” effort for lack of a permit. And city officials say the couple most likely will not be able to obtain one.

“We don’t really know what they want, we just think that they don’t want us down there feeding people,” said Bobby Herring, a Christian rapper who goes by the stage name Tre9.

Anyone serving food for public consumption, whether for the homeless or for sale, must have a permit, said Kathy Barton, a spokeswoman for the Health and Human Services Department. To get that permit, the food must be prepared in a certified kitchen with a certified food manager.

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[1] HOUSTON CHRONICLE: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7381016.html

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[3] Va. Beach ponders approving homeless ‘tent city’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/va-beach-ponders-approving-homeless-tent-city.html

[4] Feeding The Homeless BANNED In Major Cities All Over America: http://www.prisonplanet.com/feeding-the-homeless-banned-in-major-cities-all-over-america.html

[5] California “tent city” for homeless to be closed: http://www.prisonplanet.com/california-tent-city-for-homeless-to-be-closed.html

[6] Boy Whose Hot Dog Cart Was Shut Down by the City of Holland Now Homeless: http://www.prisonplanet.com/boy-whose-hot-dog-cart-was-shut-down-by-the-city-of-holland-now-homeless.html

[7] Homeless Population in Shelters Hits Record High: http://www.prisonplanet.com/homeless-population-in-shelters-hits-record-high.html

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