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Let us feed the hungry

 One Step Away - USA 12 March 2019

In Philadelphia, advocates and providers are debating a proposed rule that would require groups that feed the hungry outdoors to apply for permits and to face inspections. While some worry that it is an attempt to get homeless people off the streets, the health department says it only wants to ensure food is handled safely. One Step Away, Philadelphia's street newspaper, interviewed several of its street vendors about the city's many outdoor feedings — and got some surprising responses. (1719 Words) - By Kevin Roberts


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Students and teachers from the Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School of Philadelphia reflect after another outing to feed and clothe people experiencing homelessness.Photo: Matthew McNeil

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During the Occupy Movement in Philadelphia last year, many homeless and hungry people lined up to get something to eat. The regular outdoor feedings at Occupy led city officials to try to enforce new laws about feeding the hungry outdoors in Philadelphia.Photo: Emily Taylor

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Students from the Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School of Philadelphia feed and clothe people experiencing homelessness every week. Teams of students make sandwiches and snacks, and prepare toiletry bags filled with soap, toothpaste, deodorant, new socks and undershirts, and distribute them in the city.Photo: Matthew McNeil

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