Food Not Bombs to continue
Food Not Bombs has been cited in Middleton, Connecticut, for distributing food to the public without a license, but plans to continue sharing food despite the possibility of more citations.
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Fred Carroll, one of two Food Not Bombs members cited, said he plans to plead not guilty in Superior Court in Middletown. "The worst-case scenario is I'll have to pay $100," he said.
Police ticketed Carroll after a city inspector observed the group's offered meal of rice, salad, a bean and macaroni casserole, sweet potatoes, quinoa casserole, and honeydew melon and brownies.
In addition, the city has issued Food Not Bombs a cease-and-desist order. The group is appealing the order.
Food Not Bombs, made up mostly of Wesleyan University students, has been sharing food with the public for about 10 years. City officials first learned about the group's activities about eight months ago when a member of the public asked whether the group was licensed.
Read the Hartford Courant report here. Check out the Hartford IMC report here. And read the blog post at The Middletown Eye here.