Thursday, November 1, 2012

Anti-Hunger Activists Call for Decriminalization of Food Distribution

A coalition of anti-hunger groups is protesting the harrassment of groups and individuals who cater to low-income and food insecure communities. Hunger Action LA says city policies discourage and even criminalize those who feed the poor, sell low-cost food in impoverished neighborhoods, and grow food in unused spaces. The coalition held a rally at Los Angeles City Hall to demand an expansion of legal food programs, inner city gardens and the legalization of street vendors. Pacifica KPFK’s Ernesto Arce files this report from Los Angeles.