A Raleigh ordinance, RCC-9.2022, has been on the city's books since 1998. It prohibits the distribution of food without a permit. City administrators were concerned with crime and litter and had considered whether to tolerate groups, such as churches, feeding the homeless in Moore Square Park. The city stopped tolerating. Those proponents of feeding feel this sudden enforcement of the 14-year-old ordinance may not have \"been spontaneous\" after all. Porter explains.