Members of the National Coalition for the Homeless say certain cities aren't sharing food with the homeless.
They say it started in Santa Monica, California and fear it's a growing trend.
They singled out Gainesville, along with 22 other cities for having restrictions on sharing food in public.
Many local advocates agree it's just as important to feed homeless people on the street, and that should be able to happen anywhere in public; even city council.
"My understanding is that they were on public property so I don't know what the reasoning was for them not being able to serve food there.," says local homeless advocate, Jim Wright.
But the mayor says this particular ordinance is not strictly enforced. Local activists say they encourage you to share food with the homeless. Thalia Hayden, WCJB TV20 News.
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