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

2012 Year in Review: Food Handouts Create Controversy in Philadelphia

Just two months before the Barnes Foundation moved into its new home on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the city passed a law banning curbside feedings. The move sparked immediate controversy.


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

Federal Lawsuit Filed Over Philadelphia’s Homeless Outdoor Feeding Ban

According to the complaint, the religious groups want an injunction against the ban, arguing that the law violates their Constitutional rights.