Despite West Palm Beach's new ordinance,
people continue to feed the homeless
In definance of West Palm Beach's new ordinance, volunteers from Food Not Bombs serve up a meal to Brian West (left) and Hector Horne.
Photo by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel
People ignored the new West Palm Beach new ordinance that bans feeding the homeless in several downtown parks.
They served mashed potatoes, broccoli, corn and other hot food on Saturday to a small crowd of men and women who call themselves homeless, disabled, or the working poor.
Police officers surrounded the food-sharing, but no one was arrested.
Members of West Palm Beach Food Not Bombs feel helping the hungry is worth the potential consequences. Jordan Hunt said, "We're willing to stand up against an unjust law in order to uphold our freedoms and those that are in the most need of it."
Read the South Florida Sun-Sentinel report here and the Palm Beach Post article here. And see previous posts here and here.