WHAT: Bobby and Amanda Herring peacefully fed homeless people in downtown Houston nightly for more than a year. Then the city shut down their free hot meals for not having a permit.
WHY: Bureaucrats said all food for the public must be prepared in a certified kitchen with a certified food manager. Such restrictions are supposedly vital for the homeless, who are most vulnerable to contaminated food and have least access to health care.
WHAT’S NEXT: The Herrings are hoping to continue their free meals without obtaining their own costly permit by working from a church or some other eligible downtown location.