The City of Ft. Lauderdale has passed an ordinance which, in effect, prohibits the compassionate feeding of individuals and families living on the city's streets. As a person of faith I am called to speak on on behalf of those who have little or no voice in our community. As a priest and leader of a committed faith community in South Florida I must take a stand against this unjust and unconstitutional law of social injustice. Feeding the hungry has been criminalized in South Florida. For the simple act of handing out a hot meal to a five hungry individuals on the streets of Ft. Lauderdale I was detained and issued a criminal citation by the police with the demand to appear in court to justify my actions. I am asking for your help to help me offset the legal costs of defending myself and standing up for the rights of others in court. I am grateful for any help you might be able to offer.