Sunday, August 19, 2012

Dumb Government

Apparently in Pennsylvania, zoning regulations outweigh giving lunch to hungry children.
Lunch lady Angela Prattis thought she was just doing God's work, handing out free lunches to hungry children in a Pennsylvania neighborhood. But even acts of altruism, it seems, must bow to red tape.
National outrage has erupted after Prattis found herself running afoul of Chester Township zoning laws and threatened with a $600 fine if she continued, according to NBC10 Philadelphia.

Moreover, she faces a $1,000 fee if she wants to continue performing her good deeds, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The lunch lady, who is also a youth pastor at her church, was told that she needed a township zoning permit continue to hand out lunches outside her home. And the approval process requires an official hearing. And that hearing would cost her $1,000, the Inquirer reported.

It was enough to raise questions about whether Prattis could continue her work. She is a married mother of three and also a trained volunteer with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Nutritional Development Services, which supplies the food she gives out, according to the Inquirer.

The food is paid for by the state, according to the Inquirer, which also reported that program representatives had inspected and approved Prattis' operation.

3 comments:

MTMajor said...

According to Ms. Prattis, in a Fox News article, the food is supplied and delivered to her by the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

mark said...

Dumb government?
Absolutely. Kind of on a level with saying tax cuts for millionaires outweigh giving lunch to hungry children.

equitus said...

Apparently, some public servants didn't get their graft. This is Obama's America.