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New Alabama food truck regulations prevent local churches from feeding the homeless

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.... Food truck regulations that went into effect on January 1, 2014 are preventing churches in Birmingham, Alabama from feeding the homeless.

Minister Rick Wood of the Lords House of Prayer told ABC 3340 that police informed him that he would not be able to provide food for the homeless in Linn Park unless he owned a food truck and possessed a permit from the health department.

“That makes me so mad,” Wood said. “These people are hungry. They’re starving. They need help from people. They can’t afford to buy something from a food truck.”....

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Comment by Melissa Thomas
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I'm sure you read the story about the pastor that has been feeding the homeless for the past 6 years. He was stopped because he now needs a license to do it. We have set up a fund and facebook page to help this man. Please take a look and if you could promote in any way it would be greatly appreciated. and facebook page is
Comment by William Poole
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Why would churches even listen to such regulation? When a business is threatened, they have something to lose, that is their business being forcibly shut down. If a church wants to hand out free food to the homeless, they are not a business and have nothing to lose, so why even listen to such ridiculous rules? If the government wants to shut the church down, let them, and we will all see the state's true nature. But keep in mind they cannot shut a church down; whats to shut down? They are not a business.