It's Illegal To Feed The Homeless In 33 U.S. Cities
When the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) began publishing which American cities have restricted publicly feeding homeless people, it believed the reports would be a source of humiliation for those communities and their leaders. But that hasn't been the case.
Not only are those cities unashamed, they seem to be setting something of a national precedent.
Vice News obtained NCH's third and latest report, which is set to be published later this month. The outlet reports that, incredibly, at least 33 municipal bans on publicly handing out free food have been enacted across the U.S. between January 2013 and April 2014, reflecting a sharp increase in communities with such restrictions.
But why have local governments become increasingly committed to stopping what many would consider an act of basic compassion?
Well, one argument is the quality and standards of food must be held to a certain degree. I agree to a certain extent, but it can't be excessive! There is another argument that feeding the homeless helps them stay homeless, which is inhumane. That is not something I agree with at all. In theory I guess you can see that working, but no person in the right mental state really wants to stay homeless!