Church Charged With Zoning Violation for Food Giveaway

A church in Phoenix has been ordered to stop giving out free food to the homeless, which the city says is out of compliance with the church's zoning.
July 26, 2009, 9am PDT | Nate Berg
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Various neighbors have complained about the weekly food giveaway, which they say causes disturbances in the neighborhood. The church is appealing the city's decision.

"The neighbor wanted to make clear that the neighborhood does not want to shut down the homeless outreach entirely; they would just like it moved to another location.

They believe their safety is being compromised in the current location and worry about the preschool located on the church property.

The city looked into the complaint and determined the church is violating its zoning ordinance."

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Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 in KPHO
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