Homelessness | Taking care of the homeless has become a spotlight issue in mayoral election
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 2/10/15, 09:03 am
Arnold Abbott, a 90-year-old man who wears a white chef’s jacket, has been filling the bellies of the homeless in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the past 24 years. His all-volunteer organization, Love Thy Neighbor, provides about 1,400 gourmet meals a week to the city’s homeless population.
The weekly feedings include an outdoor meal served next to the restrooms at Fort Lauderdale’s public beach. Last Wednesday evening, between 150 and 200 people showed up, Abbott said.