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Feeding Intolerance:
Prohibitions on Sharing Food with People Experiencing Homelessness.

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Published by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (NLCHP) and the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH), with outreach and organizing work by NCH’s National Homeless Civil Rights Organizing Project (NHCROP).

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty graciously thanks all those who contributed to the production of this report.

In particular, NLCHP thanks Michael Flanagan, attorney at Sidley Austin, for doing the majority of research and drafting of the report.  NLCHP also thanks Yarrow Neubert, NLCHP Legal Intern from Indiana University School of Law ’08 for research and drafting of the human rights section of the report; Michael Adler, NLCHP Communications intern from American University School of Communications ’08 for layout; Lucy Martin, Development and Communications Coordinator, for overseeing production of the report; and Tulin Ozdeger, NLCHP Civil Rights Director, for researching, drafting, and co-editing the report.  NLCHP also thanks Maria Foscarinis, NLCHP Executive Director, Robert Nasdor, NLCHP Legal Director, and Laurel Weir, NLCHP Policy Director, for their editorial assistance.

NLCHP also wishes to thank the numerous local advocates and friends across the country for the valuable information they provided for this report. 

NLCHP also thanks the Wellspring Foundation, the Public Welfare Foundation and the Paige Family Foundation for their financial support.

The National Coalition for the Homeless would like to thank all its board members, staff, and interns who contributed greatly to the research, writing, editing and layout of the report.  

NCH thanks Julie Ross, Grinnell College (IA) ’09, who was NCH’s primary researcher and writer for this report.  She was assisted by:  David Coffman, Civil Rights/Bill Emerson Hunger Fellow—Congressional Hunger Center, and Erin Brand, James Madison University (VA) ’07, who did research, writing and editing. Jonathan Bell and Samuel Waite, NCH’s AmeriCorps*VISTA Volunteers, assisted with last minute editing.

NCH thanks Anita Beaty and Brian Davis, Co-Chairs of NCH’s Civil Rights Work Group/Grassroots Organizing Committee (CRWG/GROC), and Bob Erlenbusch,  NCH’s Board President, who provided guidance in the production of this report from beginning to end.

NCH also thanks the members of NCH’s CRWG/GROC, who met monthly via conference call over the past year.  These members provided input about the civil rights abuses that were happening in their respective cities/states.

NCH also thanks its numerous local advocates, NCH Board Members, and friends across the country for their feedback and support 
Michael Stoops, Acting Executive Director of NCH, served as the co-editor of this report. 

 The Presbyterian Church (USA)/National Ministries Division, and the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust for their financial support of this project.