On June 8th, 2011, five volunteers with the organization "Food Not Bombs" were arrested for the horrendous crime of sharing food with too many people within 2 miles of City Hall. As individuals, the police were professional and it was clear from their body language that they did not want to be there doing this. However, they do have proverbial mortgage to pay and on this day they did make the choice to be agents of tyranny. This brings the total number of people arrested for feeding the homeless up to 12 within the first week of the law's enforcement.
On August 19th Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced that he will drop the charges against the recently arrested Food Not Bombs activists. This includes 25 people charged with violating Orlando’s Large Group Feeding Ordinance as well as two trespass arrests.
The Food Sharing event held by Orlando Food Not Bombs took place a City Hall yesterday evening. The FNB group, a few homeless individuals and several individuals from the Orlando Liberty Activist crew visited the City Council meeting earlier this week with great success. The result .. The City Of Orlando has agreed to let FNB share food on its steps, without a permit and without continued arrests, just so long as they don't share food in the park.
"The Miami City Commission is set to consider a proposal next month that would prohibit unauthorized people and groups from feeding the homeless downtown, an ordinance proponents say will cut down on litter and ensure the safety of the food the homeless do eat."