Arrested for Feeding the Homeless in Violation of New Orlando Law


Arrested for Feeding the Homeless in Orlando

Cathy Jackson, the executive director of the Homeless Services Network of Central Florida, agrees that motives may be more about self-promotion.

"The meal service that's being provided by Food Not Bombs is an unnecessary service," Jackson said. She says there are at least seven shelter operations within less than a mile and a half of Lake Eola Park that provide daily meal services for the hungry.

"What the general public needs to understand is that it's a wonderfully motivated act of generosity when a group wants to feed the hungry, but this is only helpful when skilled counselors are participating and connecting with those they are serving to channel them back into a direction of housing and self-sufficiency," Jackson said.

Food Not Bombs has no intentions of stopping their distribution of food in Lake Eola Park. They are planning on collecting enough signatures on a petition to challenge the ordinance again.

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