Task force to encourage city’s homeless to move indoors for meals

    Mayor Michael Nutter has formed a task force to help encourage the city’s homeless to move indoors.

    According to an article on philly.com, the committee was formed to help with the transition, following last month’s decision to stop free meals being served outdoors.

    Currently, the city allows free meals to be served from the northwest corner of City Hall. Though it’s not far from the original location on the Ben Franklin Parkway, the move has prompted some to suggest the relocation was related to the Barnes Foundation’s opening.

    Though the task force is there to help “create a dialogue” in order to “help vulnerable, hungry people of Philadelphia in more effective ways,” the city’s goal of encouraging outdoor servers to move indoors remains the same.

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