Ashley Gilbertson

Homeless in Philadelphia

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    Philadelphia's mayor recently announced a ban on serving food in city parks unless it's at a city-sanctioned event or the guests are family members. Advocates for the homeless say the new policies are a ploy to remove the homeless from areas frequented by tourists. Above, Leonard Sander, 71, a chronically homeless man, on 15th Street near Love Park in Philadelphia.

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    Alicia Keen, 26, a homeless woman, begs on South Broad Street.

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    Kim, an outreach worker with Restart, a nonprofit that feeds the needy, hands out food to the homeless.

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    Brian Jenkins, the head of Chosen 300 Ministries, speaks to volunteers at his food hall.

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    People pray before eating at a Chosen 300 Ministries food kitchen.

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    Volunteers arrange plates of food and distribute it to the hungry at Chosen 300 Ministries.

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    Levi Park, on the corner of 16th Street, Cherry Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway and in Philadelphia, Penn., on April 3, 2012. Chosen 300 Ministries, an organization that feeds the homeless, uses this space to hand out food to the needy on Saturdays.
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