Fuck Florida. If it wants to be Texas so bad it go move next to Mexico.
City of Gainesville, Florida Tells the Poor: "No Soup for You!" | Change.org News
The City of Gainesville, Florida has recently imposed a 130-meals-a-day limit to some area soup kitchens. For a variety of reasons, none of which seem logical or humane, Gainesville is telling soup kitchens to turn away those who are hungry, if they happen to come after the 130 person limit. To see additional coverage of this incredible story, check out this recent post.
There has been some local coverage of the story as well. The Gainesville Sun recently reported that at a City Hall meeting, an 8 year-old girl named Mackenzie Case said, "It makes me sad that we have hungry people we aren't allowed to feed." She also held a hand-written sign that said, "If I was No. 131 you wouldn't feed me?"
The pleas of this courageous little girl speak volumes. She has the dignity and reason that is somehow lost among the commissioners. We need to let the City of Gainesville know just how outrageous and inhumane this limit is.
Apparently, this has been a heated debate between the City of Gainesville and St. Francis House, a local soup kitchen that has had to impose this limit begrudgingly for the past year. St. Francis House plans to petition the city to overturn the limit. This past June, the Commission voted to allow the soup kitchen to provide meals above the limit on three days only: Thanksgiving, Christmas and a holiday of the facilities' choosing. This Thanksgiving, St. Francis House had over 300 people come to eat a hot meal. Yet if these same 300 people showed up any of the other 362 days of the year, only 130 would be fed.
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