I won’t fault Officer Larry DePrimo for seemingly doing the right thing and giving a barefoot homeless man a pair of boots on a cold night in Manhattan recently.
How many times have you seen a homeless person wandering around and have said to yourself, “…there but for the grace of God go I...
Proposed legislation to end the practice of "Greyhound Therapy" - where counties/municipalities put their homeless on a bus and send them blindly to Atlantic County- is being considered a positive first step by members of the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, however it's only the begging of a much larger conversation.
The difficult economy is already causing most counties to run on bare minimum, however individuals not able to scrimp any more could find themselves on the street-with the county having substantially less (if any) resources to spend on caring for the increasing amount of homeless.
More than 800,000 New Jerseyans already are receiving food stamps. And it's one of the main reasons a recent vote by the House Agriculture Committee to slash hunger relief spending by $16.5 billion is not sitting well with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.