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Homless Feeding Ban

(File photo: a group of people being given free meals at a parkland location in Philadelphia.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Judge Orders Philadelphia Not To Enforce Ban On Free Street Feedings

The judge ordered the city not to enforce its ban, finding that the city’s rationale was not supported.

07/12/2012

(A free food distribution on city land in May 2012.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Religious Leaders Testify Against Philadelphia’s Homeless Feeding Ban

Religious leaders have asked for a temporary injunction to halt new city regulations that bar “the free distribution of food to three or more members of the public” on city parklands.

07/09/2012

(Brian Jenkins providing testimony) (credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg)

City Begins Enforcement Of Ban On Outdoor Feeding Programs

The law banning all outdoor feedings of large numbers of people on City parkland took effect on Friday.

06/01/2012