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Petitioning Paul Krekorian and 17 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Paul Krekorian
Mayor Eric Garcetti
Kimberly Rodriguez
Diego Delagarza
Gilbert Cedillo
Tom LaBonge
Bob Blumenfield
Mitch O'farrell
Mitch O'farrell
Paul Koretz
Felipe Fuentes
Bernard Parks
Curren D. Price Jr.
Herb J. Wesson Jr.
Mike Bonin
Mitchell Englander
Jose Huizar
Joe Busciano

We ask that the Los Angeles City Council retract Motion 13-1238 to restrict non-commercial feeding programs in public rights of way.

4,868
Supporters

The Los Angeles City Council is considering a ban on the public feeding those in need. That means that charities, churches and other organizations that feed those in need could face large fines and even arrest if they are caught feeding the homeless.

If the City of Los Angeles is successful banning public feeding single mothers, young families, veterans, the elderly, homeless, and food insecure individuals that depend on The Dream Center and other agencies to help provide much needed meals and food will go hungry.

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Feeding America have previously reported that 1,636,100 people were food insecure in Los Angeles. Included in this number are 643,640 children, 31% of whom are likely ineligible for federal nutrition programs. Although the federal government funds seventeen food assistance programs, 52% of food insecure individuals in Los Angeles County do not qualify under federal guidelines for these nutrition programs.

If the government isn’t feeding the hungry, and won’t allow nonprofit organizations, churches, and compassionate individuals to fill in the gap, what hope do these people have to survive in our city?

As the pastor at The Dream Center, I've seen firsthand the difference that we make in feeding those in need. Every month we provide over 36,000 hot meals, groceries to 40,000 people and 1,000,000 pounds of food to relieve hunger. I look into the faces of young mothers every month and I see the relief they have when they know that their child will have something to eat. We are one of many organizations that do this work, because the need is so great.

The last thing our city needs, in the midst of rising homelessness, is to restrict the goodwill of the people. We house hundreds of families and individuals who would otherwise be homeless and have invested millions of dollars to help our community — and not depend upon the government to provide the solution. Please help support this important cause by signing the petition.

 

 


Letter to
Paul Krekorian
Mayor Eric Garcetti
Kimberly Rodriguez
and 15 others
Diego Delagarza
Gilbert Cedillo
Tom LaBonge
Bob Blumenfield
Mitch O'farrell
Mitch O'farrell
Paul Koretz
Felipe Fuentes
Bernard Parks
Curren D. Price Jr.
Herb J. Wesson Jr.
Mike Bonin
Mitchell Englander
Jose Huizar
Joe Busciano
We ask that the Los Angeles City Council retract Motion 13-1238 to restrict non-commercial feeding programs in public rights of way.