Local Government

$600/Day Fine Threatened For Pennsylvania Woman Serving Needy Kids Free Lunch

For local bureaucrats there's no such thing as a free lunch except the ones they approve


A Pennsylvania woman who offers free lunch every day to low-income children in her neighborhood faces a $600-a-day fine next summer if she continues because she did not clear the food giveaway with township officials.

Angela Prattis donates her time to distribute the meals—supplied by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia—and adheres to strict paperwork, like filling out weekly reports and being visited bi-weekly from a state worker, MyFoxPhilly.com reports.