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Yes, feed the homeless. But how?

by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/30/15, 10:52 am

The battle goes on in dozens of cities. On one side stand those who for humanitarian, religious, or ideological reasons hand out free food to homeless folks. On the other side stand those with homes and businesses who don’t want said humans around. That prejudice is troubling when applied to jobless vets and other sympathetic but maligned characters, but I don’t think the owners are lying when they complain about men off their meds or looking for meth screaming at kids and defecating on lawns.

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South Florida's homeless feeding showdown

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.

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Child homelessness spikes as marriage crumbles

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/21/14, 09:00 am

The number of homeless children in America is at an all-time high of almost 2.5 million, an 8 percent increase from 2012 to 2013, according to a report released Monday. 

The report claims one in every 30 children in the United States is homeless, or “lacking a fixed, adequate, and regular nighttime residence.” It blamed poverty, trouble finding affordable housing, trauma from domestic abuse, and the difficulty of single parenting for the spike in the number of kids without homes. 

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