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SA Chef Again Feeds Homeless Despite Threat Of Ticket

David Martin Davies

A San Antonio chef who was ticketed last week for feeding the homeless was back on the streets last night. But this time the police were nowhere to be found.

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As the Chow Train arrived at Maverick Park in northern downtown last night – Joan Cheever and her volunteers were greeted by the hungry homeless and about 50 supports.

A candle light vigil was being held to protest the ticketing of Cheever last week by the San Antonio police for feeding the homeless out of the back of a pick-up truck and not the permitted mobile commercial kitchen where the food was cooked.

“I fully support every Good Samaritan’s role in helping to feed the homeless,” he said.

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  Cheever said she was inspired by the show of support.

“It warms my heart but it doesn’t surprise me because the community is behind me and they are behind every other nonprofit that does what I do and there are a lot of them,” she said.

Cheever said she will continue to feed the homeless and hungry despite the ticket and the threat of going to jail. And she plans on fighting the citation. Her court date is June 23.

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi