For the last 5 years, volunteers from Kookers Kare, a group of barbecue chefs, have come together in MO to feed thousands of hungry homeless people without a hitch. Unfortunately, this year over 3000 homeless people will go hungry thanks to big local government and their selfish regulations.
After all the volunteers collected the food to be given to the homeless, food that was just deemed safe enough to dish out to the cook-off attendees, was labeled for destruction by Kansas City Health Inspectors. They were all heartbroken when they had to destroy perfectly GOOD BBQ, that could have fed thousands with BLEACH.
SHAME ON BIG GOVERNMENT their meddling! They are the reason people are homeless and starving. Feeding the homeless has apparently become a revolutionary act.
FTP has the story:
According to ABC 7, this year, that ‘magnificent barbecue spread’ was more than 3,000 pounds of meat and 1,200 pounds of sides. All that food is then distributed to ministries with food kitchens like Hope City on Kansas City’s East Side.
“And everybody out there is like, ‘All right! We are going to eat beans, potatoes, brisket, burnt ends, ribs, it’s awesome,’” Derke said.
However, just as Derke prepared to dish out this fantastic feast to those who could not feed themselves — here come the bureaucrats. The health inspectors forced the group to destroy 700 pounds of completely edible food.
Because they felt like they opened up a can of worms, the health inspectors delayed the serving of all the food and the entire 4,200 pounds of food will now be wasted.
“They were expecting lunch and for it to be a really good lunch and just having it taken away it was a bummer. We were all bummed out,” Derke said.
Health officials say it was destroyed because it wasn’t from a permitted establishment, and they couldn’t track where the food had been, therefore they couldn’t ensure its safety, reports ABC 7.
Kookers Kares president said if health inspectors had any questions they should have just asked. He said his group has a refrigerated truck at American Royal, and his team of food safety experts only collect food that’s piping hot or ice cold. Instead, hundreds already went hungry and it appears as many as 3,000 people won’t get meals as a result, according to the report.
Just how the food inspectors confused perfectly good food for something that should be taken from the hungry, covered in bleach, and tossed in the dumpster, is unknown. However, Kookers Kares promises not to let it happen again next year.
But the health inspectors aren’t showing any signs of loosening their grip.