Friday, April 24, 2015

Texas Chef Says Feeding Homeless In Park Is Protected By State's RFRA

San Antonio, Texas chef Joan Cheever was cited by police earlier this month for feeding the homeless in the city's Maverick Park.  According to a report last week by My San Antonio, Cheever has been serving restaurant quality food to the city's homeless for the last ten years. She has a food permit for her non-profit mobile food truck known as  Chow Train, but police cited her for transporting and serving the food from another vehicle.  The ticket carries a potential fine of $2000. At her June 23 court hearing, Cheever will argue that her activity is protected by the 1999 Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act.