Tuesday, July 19, 2011

There really is no such thing as a free lunch

Not in Lubbock, anyway. At least if you can't afford a commercial kitchen.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

I've been in the food service industry in Texas for many years. I thought permits were required to SELL food to the public but these kind-hearted folks aren't selling it. They're giving it away just as anyone would give it away at the neighborhood BBQ or church pot-luck supper.

I also thought formalized non-profits must get permits because their non-profit status comes with rules and regulations that must be met to maintain non-profit status and the government monies that fund these projects. I'm not seeing any of that here. I'm seeing another case of no good deed going unpunished.

Why can't compassionate people freely and peacefully help those in need anymore? Do we really need to tax, permit, and regulate every move a person makes? What's next? A permit required on breathing? I think we're regulating the humanity out of humanity. Such a pity.

PS - I've been in the food service industry in a couple of other states as well as my native Texas. It's just not as complicated elsewhere. Seems Texas just can't play nice simply for the fun of it. Bummer on us.