NJ town objects to feeding homeless in a park

October 22, 2009 5:08:30 AM PDT
A church group is in trouble with a New Jersey town for feeding the homeless in a park.

Officials in Morris County's Dover Township told members of the Missionaries of God on Wednesday that they will receive summonses if they continue handing out food at JFK Park.

The organization does not have a mobile food vendor license and the town health officer says the handouts create a trash problem.

Officials objected when the group handed food out in the same park in 2005. The missionaries then moved into the Catholic Charities Hope House.

Charity organizer Joann Tyler says they've been ousted from that facility.

Tyler says threats from town officials won't curb her efforts to feed the homeless.

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Information from: Daily Record, http://www.dailyrecord.com


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