Bobby and Amanda Herring were forced to stop feeding the homeless in Houston, Texas. The couple fed between 60 and 120 people a day, they have been doing so for over a year in what they called "Feed a Friend".
The food program evolved from Amanda taking food left over from work and gave it to the homeless. The food was prepared and donated by individuals and local stores.
Spokeswoman for Health and Human Services Kathy Barton said that anyone serving food to the public needs a permit, and the food must be prepared in a certified kitchen with a certified food manager.