Houston, Texas - Charging if You Want To Feed Homeless!

First feed your own

Many well- known, affluent woman have admitted to having this fear.
Many well- known, affluent woman have admitted to having this fear.

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A government that fails to secure its borders is guilty of dereliction of duty. A government that fails to care for our men and women on the frontlines is guilty of malpractice. A government that puts the needs of illegal aliens above U.S. veterans for political gain should be prosecuted for criminal neglect bordering on treason.

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It has been said Houston, Texas will charge $250 for a permit to give poor canned food and more if you cook them a meal! Can you believe this??? I got This information from a radio show, not online!

"Feed a Friend" organization was feeding a meal up to 120 people for supper for the past year. One meal a day!!!! Houston does not like this. They apparently want them starved to death or take them to dump out of sight. What gets in the mind of people like this don't you wonder? They certainly have no heart. Shutting down "Feed a Friend," for not having proper permits to give food to others, and because of the nature of their operation, they probably will not get one! Do I believe they would care if they all were poisoned? Do you?

Houston demands food given out by the Herrings, who founded this, must be fixed in a certified kitchen under the supervision of a certified food manager to get the permit. "Feed a Friend" depended on donated by local businesses and fixed by Amanda Herring and other volunteers in other private kitchens.

Their reason given for this permit with these requirements is the poor are more susceptible to food borne illnesses and often lack access to proper health care. Paleeeze! How many Americans have no health care now not homeless while our concerned government give health care to criminals, illegal immigrants whose money it is not! (Good old Obamacare since this writing.) They let anything and everything harmful to citizens into our country and foods with feces in it in our stores! Has anyone forgotten? Oh yeah they are worried about the poor so nothing to eat until they come up with a plan. They should be thrown in the prisons with the criminals we are housing for Mexico!

You let an illegal immigrant need something, you think they won't get it? Oh we all believe that one, how worried they are about the poor! Well yes there is no money left after giving it all to non-citizens, illegal immigrants, including the President! If he hasn't spent all of that $600 million he took since he is not and does not plan to protect any borders from drugs, illegals or "terrorists" maybe he and his wife can look pitiful like they really care and do something, ya think? I would like to see them take their daughters into a restaurant where illegals work, that is a good way to prove yourself Mr President! (I will remind everyone right here I voted for him-not knowing all I do now and that it didn't take me all this time to figure out he was black!) I will try to make up for that until the day I die, and if I don't shut up maybe sooner than I think, huh? At least my soul cannot be killed, that is all that matters. I am sometimes ashamed to be part of the human race for allowing America be so subtly stolen and destroyed.

Why don't homeless get free housing? They are citizens!

Housing for illegals

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Oh and the illegal carrying disease since they have not been screened, does that worry anyone in Houston's government? In any government? I bet they have their hands on food there more than anywhere! Please someone from Houston let me know. If illegals are in that state which I know they are; they are a danger to anyone they are around (just breathing the same air) and isn't that where I heard they have a clinic for them treating many with TB? A new strain did I hear, or at least one we have never had here and bringing diseases we wiped out plus some we had no way of being concerned with until now. Our government will treat all of Mexico and we all know something is up there since Mexico is better off than us but Houston is worried about the poor being poisoned but not about their citizens all falling ill with a number of diseases just any day now? They have orders on that you can be sure. Let's clarify though, want to?

Houston is afraid homeless will get food poisoning and set down the law to not feed them unless you pay money and have government over your shoulder( the same government that have been over what our kids can have at school for decades, no doubt with kickbacks from these junk food places (no doubt another part of lobbying!)), otherwise let them starve, but they have no concern or law about illegals (people that are not here legally (criminals) with countless highly contagious diseases? People who have the special 40 so no one can touch them for any reason. There is so much we will never know, or the whys.

The city had no proof "Feed a Friend" ever gave anyone food poisoning, in the time it has operated. Herrings are looking for other ways that will satisfy the city's rules including going through a church that has a certified kitchen, or finding a downtown place. They were only getting one meal a day and Houston stops that one meal immediately? Wonder how many will live until someone can battle this out with them?

The place that they find themselves now is showing how government always gets in the way of people who want to help others in need. Instead of encouraging people to do what they do which would help relieve the strain on government services, the government passes laws and imposes regulations that have the unintended outcome of allowing some of the homeless to go hungry, oh but not the illegals, you think they go hungry? Do I sound harsh and cruel. Do I think that woman pictured here deserves more than illegals bringing in diseases and breaking the law as our government has dared anyone to get in their way for years. You bet! Will these places that hand out all the good freebies to illegals be stopped? I won't hold my breath.

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Big government!

Government everywhere almost, if not everywhere, is rotten to the core. They have their reasons alright but it sure isn't over these starving people. Send the illegals home and start doing for real citizens what you do for illegals who will be the death of us all eventually through disease not being screened and has already caused our financial disastrous downfall!! Mr. President nor anyone brings that up though, do they? Giving them billions and letting them bankrupt hospitals is never mentioned. Why not? We know it is happening. They surely do but what is it that is profiting them so much they don't care if the whole nation goes under?

Our farmers have too many regulations put on them to feed America from our stupid government putting on so many regulations it would take the cost so high we could not afford it so we have to get it from Mexico who has no regulations and that is OK with our government with sick people with deadly diseases getting feces in our produce and or whatever and other parts of the world with different no regulation problems like poisoning our children with lead in toys! They know what they are doing all right, it's we the people who don't but we have some pretty good ideas! I am sure it has something to do with money in many pockets and who cares if we die?

Making rules is often a long, aggravating process. Officials do not like change. Change is bad and unsettling. Government are like judges who let criminals walk free back to their crimes without a thought to the ones being harmed. They think they are gods. Citizen need to get involved and say "we the people!" this is how we want it and we rule. We need to take back control because these idiots don't have the brains for it. Oh but we all know better than that; don't we?

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Brooke Lorren 6 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

I agree that it is stupid. The other day I was reading about how some of the convicts that were sent to Australia thought themselves fortunate because they had more opportunity there than they had in Britain. America is becoming nearly the same way. We need to get rid of some of this regulation that is strangling us.

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gregas 6 years ago from Corona, California.

Hi Polly, (That was my mom's name by the way) What is worse, Taking a chance on food poisening or starving to death. There is always a political agenda there somewhere. It's a shame we can't just help someone because we want to help someone without a bunch of "red tape". Good hub. I always hope we can help someone. Greg

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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US Author

Thank you Brooke, I think Hubpages is trying to close me down saying to0 many other people said what I said...I seriously doubt that! Great to have others see it as I do though, thanks for stopping by and commenting. We do need to show OUR government who's the boss!

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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US Author

Hi gregas, we all know they are up to something, probably just after more money is a best guess, but maybe just to kill them off, someone on here said they are taking them out of New York I think it was and dumping them in the country...idiots. Looks like they would at least build shelters and let them plant and have a chance to take care of themselves. Look at that poor old woman. Nothing makes me madder than the injustices in this country while the rich take million dollar plane trips and $600 million for border patrol we all know is not going to go for that and illegals breaking our whole country apart to benefit politicians,,,both sides!Thanks for stopping by. And I mean that kindly even if I am mad. lol

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gregas 6 years ago from Corona, California.

Hi Polly, It makes me mad too. I live in California. When they closed down El Toro Air Base they also closed the also closed the helicopter base in Irvine. I used to drive by there and wonder what they would do with those huge hangers. I imagined that if someone with money could buy them they could be turned into huge communities for homeless people. I even had designs in my head and thought how easy it would be to do that. But, that would make sense. I haven't been by there in a long time so I don't know what has been done. More that likely they will be torn down and there will be expensive homes built. GREED. That's the problem with this world. Greg

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amillar 6 years ago from Scotland, UK

Sounds a bit like the EU to me.

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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US Author

Yes Americans really do know how to take care of themselves gregas, well many do who care, some like the government think of no one but themselves and themselves is going to be sorry real soon I can promise that. Some just want the poor out of their sight. My own brother told me about taking a truckload of new things to the dump someone had left in a house someone was wanting to sell and you know how many homeless that would have clothed and I bet a Good Will or Salvation Army would have probably been just as quick. At least one other brother is the same way. I guess I am my mother's daughter, we could never throw away anything someone could use! But I guess now that will be put to a stop too.

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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US Author

I guess it is everywhere amillar, they are all aiming for this one world government so apparently all of them will benefit, maybe they have thought it out...or maybe they are possessed, who can say. Great to have you come by.

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fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

I love your passion for what is right. I hope they are able to sort through this and continue their wonderful ministry.

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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US Author

It will be a hard fight sounds like, you would think it would shame Houston for all to know but none seem to care anymore right from wrong. It isn't easy for people to share anymore and more of the middle class who understand how close we could be to homeless seem to be the ones who care. This is where federal government should step in instead of preventing them from protecting their borders where terrorist can simple walk right in, it is just unbelievable everything that has been happening for so long. Thanks for stopping by.

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aslanlight 6 years ago from England

It's certainly passionate! Thanks for helping me to understand what's going on. I'm in the UK. I used to work in an outreach centre where we gave the homeless food, some of it donated from local buisnesses and some of it that we bought the ingredients with donations from the church and cooked things like soup ourselves. There were no restrictions. It was church run and the UK's full of outreach centres like that. I assumed it'd be the same in America; it seems I was sorely wrong!

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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US Author

This is just a beginning of something here and I am sure there are probably more reasons than greed and control, but who can say. Thanks for your comment. I suppose they want the ones who care to have to pitch it out as if feeding dogs, as if it isn't bad enough already.

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heavenbound5511 6 years ago from Under the shadow of the Almighty God!

Hi Pollyannalana!

Great page! That's horrible news that anyone would make it harder for the poor and needy to eat and stay alive!

I can't go by a person in need without my heart be moved to stop and help. Every person that helps a person in need really makes a difference.

Have you heard they are going to by law control what you give away from your garden also because of supposed food illnesses too!

There are a lot of evil things being done in this world causing bondage, slavery and death to an uncountable number of people.

The blood of the innocent cries out to God.

Great job in speaking out against evil injustices.

Your article is full of passion.

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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US Author

Again, thank you heavenbound, their evil and deception reaches out in so many directions and even knowing God will make things right in the end does not help these people now. The very first thing we need to do is get these people fed and start shipping illegals back before they make them all citizens just for votes or to help the rich get richer. What I am seeing though is many of these places hiring them are also going bankrupt and what sense that makes I don't know, unless God is starting His judgment now.

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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland

Some of these people who carry out the laws are insane.

Yes of course it is good to have a hygiene policy and in most cases the law should be followed in order to get this licence.

But not if it means closing down a volunteer kitchen that is the only source of food for starving people on the streets.

Thanks for SHARING. Voted up and interesting

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Pollyannalana 4 years ago from US Author

Thank you viking. I doubt these people are getting good hygiene eating from the trash, too bad our beloved government is not there to put a stop to that. They fool no one but no one stops them. We have no government in the US anymore, we only encourage dictators keeping our silence. I wonder how many in government today will give one thought to the homeless or hungry as they have Easter dinner? Thanks for reading.

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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

This shows you what we are up against. I remember when Reagun cut the federal funding for mental health, "It is the responsibility of the private sector, not the Federal government."

Well, there was no transition period or follow up for the institutionalized. They just let them out and locked the doors behind them. That is where today's situation really started. Well, someone from the private sector felt compelled to help. Then what?

We can overcome these problems, but we will have to organize our efforts.

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Pollyannalana 4 years ago from US Author

Yes I feel sure we can too. We have the drug addicts and alcoholics out there and we have help for them and i don't mean them, I mean people who really just fell between the cracks and yes as you say, mental ones too. It is such a shame America lets this go on while sending millions to other countries to ones who won't eat Aunt Bessie the cow.

I feel real certain that people who have to go to other countries to beg for our help are lining their own pockets when they could do so much more good at home. Thank you.

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RunAbstract 2 years ago from USA

What a bunch of (excuse my language...) horsesh*t! My first thought when reading about the fine was "If I get a fine for feeding a hungry person, I guess I will just let the fine go to warrant! Then I will go sit the fine out in jail and let the town/county/state feed ME!

Which I doubt I would actually do. But if an organized effort with that sort of reaction to being fined were to take place, they may see how STUPID it is to fine people who are trying to help their fellow man.

When did anyone ever need a permit to give another person a gift or love offering? Is society trying to force us not to care about others who are in need?

Maybe something like "Pot Luck Picnics" could be organized where "everyone is invited bring what they can, and enjoy a meal together". Put up a sign like "Eat at your own risk".

Or do the powers that be think it is safer for these poor people to eat out of garbage cans?

I am outraged!

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Pollyannalana 2 years ago from US Author

All I can imagine is they want them to starve to death. What else could it be? If they were so concerned they would feed them, after all it is our money and it is what we want! No we are not making enough noise for sure. They want us (which we are doing) to feed immigrants and some of them terrorists and many criminals; yes that is OK while we provide them a place to live. They really have made fools of us.

Yesc991 2 years ago

Add Your Comment..Im sorry but I think this should not be about illegals.[Which all your page was about] We need to focus on how can we feed homeless and this deed not help. We need to get together with organizations and put money together so homeless people can still eat. [Also going back to your talk about illegals, they don't get a penny out of the government other than Tax's that are paid from them. Illegals don't get welfare like other U.S citizens that don't work and just still from people or stand in the corners looking for people to give them money. Illegals work hard for the money they have. Also U.S citizens will not do the job of cleaning toilets because until now I have not seen a U.S citizen do this. ]

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Pollyannalana 2 years ago from US Author

You sure are in the dark honey; believe me they get plenty and it is coming right out of our pockets. The Dems are buying them so they have those votes when they become legals or just go to the poles illegal (that is what they are hoping for) and we are toting the bill. They have free rent, a check and food stamps. This Boston bomber was one of them; try watching Fox news if you can't find any fact elsewhere! Yes we support terrorists too; how about that?!

Yesc991 2 years ago

Well how about you do a page or a report about illegals, but going back to the homeless people,your report was a poor one on how we can feed and help them out so they won't die in the streets because of all of this.

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Pollyannalana 2 years ago from US Author

Well how about you do what you want and I do what I want. Huh? I see millions if not billions wasted on illegals while our homeless...are homeless. Point made. But then we don't care about the Veterans either, do we? Someone needs to take charge of the money while there is still an America left and it is not Americans that come to argue this. One way or another.

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Lady Guinevere 2 years ago from West By God

Hmmm, this was written 3 years ago and yet not one thing has changed. Keep bringing awareness to the public.

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DowntroddenInDC 2 years ago from Houston, TX

HI all - I'm here in Houston, and although this was a few years ago, the rationale was that these informal soup kitchens were popping up in neighborhoods, etc. How would you like it if your neighborhood one day said hey I'm going to invite 150 homeless people over to eat, every day!?

Feeding the homeless is only one prong of the problem. They also need somewhere to live and they need to be helped so they can rejoin society. So on the surface this sounds like a terrible policy (charging a permit to serve food), but really feeding the homeless while ignoring the rest of the issues isn't really helping anyone. Find a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime!

Additionally, Houston takes unlicensed restaurants very seriously, and that was in fact what these people were doing. Had they invited over only a few people and it was a private meal, no big deal. But they were feeding people on an industrial scale, and even though the people are homeless they still should be protected from tainted food. It could be argued because they are homeless, they should be protected more than other people, because they have even less resources and safety nets to fall back on if someone poisoned them or they ate spoiled food.

Just my two cents on that debate.

As for illegal immigrants, I think most people illegal or legal in the US don't pay enough taxes. We've got a society too focused on what THEY GET and not what THEY GIVE. If everyone focused on helping their neighbors (without an expectation of being paid back) we wouldn't have homelessness. A person is a person, regardless of whether they are here legally or not. Many of the immigration rules are arbitrary and are rooted in passive xenophobia. If someone wants to be here, then great! come join the club! Nothing can be more patriotic than voting with your feet and leaving your naturally born country and moving to the USA!

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Pollyannalana 2 years ago from US Author

Thanks Lady; I am not much around here any more but have never closed my eyes on America. Will do!

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Pollyannalana 2 years ago from US Author

Well if the democrats get their way the illegals will be voting with their feet and every other part won't they? I can't believe we give homes and food and money to foreigners and not our own homeless first. Maybe they could get a job if they weren't busy stayin alive! How many more do you think we can take in this country? We have a limit and I think we have been over it a long time ago! Just this morning I saw in the social service office (welfare) which is next door to home health nursing (so gives me opportunity to see lots) a woman (illegal Mexican who cannot speak English) with three children under six years old and ready to pop number four for us to keep up and make her an automatic citizen while our own go hungry. Even the heathen take care of their own first DowntroddeninDC; in case you have never heard that bible verse.

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DowntroddenInDC 2 years ago from Houston, TX

Pollyannalana - This country had immigrants well before we had democrats. So I'm not sure why you blame your xenophobia on them. I don't think I'll be able to change your mind, which is OK, but realize this country was built by immigrants. You, yourself, probably have family who at one point immigrated to this country, perhaps even illegally!

You need to bifurcate the issue between homeless and illegal immigration. The reason we have homelessness isn't the reason we have illegal immigration. They are distinct issues with very different root causes. It's not a fair analogy to say if we didn't have illegal immigration we wouldn't have homelessness. Homelessness would still exist regardless of illegal immigration.

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Pollyannalana 2 years ago from US Author

First I am an ex-democrat and that is why they shame me but anyone that cannot see what all these illegals and the cost they are to us are going to have a rude awakening. You tell me what good we gain from women coming from Mexico and popping out baby after baby at our expense is helping us. Is that how immigration has always been? Let's don't even compare the two, you know better and no you cannot make me believe a lie as someone apparently has you.

I wish someone would just take a vote with the American people and see if we want to give our money to these calculating illegal immigrants (which probably more than half of America has no idea they support) or to our homeless.

I like trains 18 months ago

That is crazy if anything the government should be giving the money, food, clothes, shelter and healthcare.

I like trains 18 months ago

Whoa don't be racist. Don't be like trump and try to send all Hispanics to Mexico. You are an imagrant your self. In fact the Mexicans owned Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and California so the illegals are just retuning to their land.

I like trains 18 months ago

What about the illegals from Canada? Are you focusing on Hispanics? That is offensive we try so hard to come here and make a living. We come here to live safely but you people what to send us to Mexico. First that is illegal like what the nazis did and you stupid Americanos think we all come from Mexico. I'm going to be like Donald trump forget about white rights, say I will take you from your home and send you to Britain and hate you when you try to come back to your home threaten to call the cops to send you to Britain. Force you to get up at 4:00 am to work 12 hours for low payments. Then you will understand why we spend more money on imagrants.

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Pollyannalana 18 months ago from US Author

All our ancestors were immigrants and they did it legally. We have laws and that is what makes America so wonderful but most immigrants like yourself want to change it and own it. I guess you want it to be just like what you are running from? Really intelligent thoughts there.

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