Feeding The Homeless
Arnold Abbott has been giving to the homeless of Fort Lauderdale for decades. Well on Christmas Eve the “chef” is being given a little present of his own.
A temporary truce has been declared in the “on again-off again” feued between the City of Ft. Lauderdale and groups which want to feed the homeless outside the parameters of the city’s law.
A chef at the center of Broward’s homeless feeding feud was in court Wednesday for his arraignment. Arnold Abbott, 90, has been cited several times by Ft. Lauderdale police for feeding the homeless on the beach.
The City of Fort Lauderdale’s new homeless ordinance went before a judge Tuesday morning–granting a temporary win for a homeless feeding group.
Dozens of homeless men and women enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal on the beach Wednesday evening.
At St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Fort Lauderdale more than 100 homeless men and women joined for a meal Monday night. Much of the talk was on the city’s new law restricting outdoor feedings and moving the feedings indoors to a house of worship with running water…bathrooms and other amenities.
For a 90-year old South Florida man, feeding the homeless in a public park is an act of charity but in Fort Lauderdale it’s a crime.
The Miami Rescue Mission is continuing their Christmas tradition by feeding the homeless on Christmas Eve.