Once again the Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker, and the liberal left show that they have hearts of gold! They think it’s safer, and better, to let people starve than to feed them! This is nuts! The city of Houston has put a stop to anyone that is willing to put food in the mouths of the homeless, because it is better to allow them to starve or procure their food from garbage cans then to eat food that is not prepared by a Certified Chef in a Certified Kitchen and given out only with the permit from the city. Volunteers should not have to invest in a certified kitchen, hire a few chefs or get a permit so the city can cash in before the homeless are fed. People cannot help others out of love and compassion – The city wants money up front before they will allow one to feed the homeless.
The left wing once again shows us who they really are. It is fine to look at the homeless and helpless and say “someone should help them”, but it is not ok for someone to give them food.
Bobby and Amanda Herring spent more than a year providing food to homeless people in downtown Houston every day. They fed them, left behind no trash and doled out warm meals peacefully without a single crime being committed, Bobby Herring said.
That ended two weeks ago when the city shut down their “Feed a Friend” effort for lack of a permit. And city officials say the couple most likely will not be able to obtain one.
“We don’t really know what they want, we just think that they don’t want us down there feeding people,” said Bobby Herring, a Christian rapper who goes by the stage name Tre9.
Anyone serving food for public consumption, whether for the homeless or for sale, must have a permit, said Kathy Barton, a spokeswoman for the Health and Human Services Department. To get that permit, the food must be prepared in a certified kitchen with a certified food manager.
The regulations are all the more essential in the case of the homeless, Barton said, because “poor people are the most vulnerable to foodborne illness and also are the least likely to have access to health care.”
Bobby Herring said those rules would preclude them from continuing to feed the 60 to 120 people they assisted nightly for more than a year. The food had been donated from area businesses and prepared in various kitchens by volunteers or by his wife.
This is the liberal compassion of the left. And they wonder why they losing elections.