Apparently the government's new policy on unemployment, poverty, and homelessness is to keep it out of sight and out of mind. From StoryLeak:
A street ministry in Olympia, Washington focused on feeding the
homeless is currently fighting attempts to have their work criminalized
by the city.
Ben Charles, founder of Crazy Faith Ministries, has fed the area’s
homeless population every Thursday and Saturday from the same parking
lot for the last two years, handing out as many as 5,000 meals per
Although the group has had a long and highly supported presence in the area, complaints began arising regarding issues such as vehicle traffic being blocked from the growing number of hungry people coming to be fed. In October, Charles received notice from the Olympia Police Department that his group would no longer be allowed to use the lot, although they were unable to cite any law broken.
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