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Has Your City Made Charity Work Illegal?

Many families spend the holidays giving back to their communities through charity work, be it through donating clothes and blankets to local shelters, “adopting” a family for Christmas that can’t afford to provide gifts for their children, or even singing Christmas carols at nursing homes.

But you may have to think twice before feeding the homeless or hungry this holiday season. These 22 cities have laws that ban sharing food with homeless populations:


banned from feeding homeless

The National Coalition for the Homeless, which compiled this report, also noted that more cities nationwide have participated in this practice without specific legislation.

It appears that these cities would rather taxpayers spend more money on food stamps for the hungry than giving food directly to those who need it in the community.


H/T: The Guardian