“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, with a permit.”
– Matthew 25:35 (Houston Revised Edition)
It seems you can’t even help the poor any more without a permit.
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.
Read more of the article by Bradley Olson in the Houston Chronicle here.