You can be fined for feeding the homeless outdoors in Atlanta “We’re just trying to bless others. I don’t think we should be fined for blessing others. I don’t think you need a permit for a random act of kindness.” It’s the giving season but, as groups try to feed the homeless and hungry, many are getting stopped and even fined in Atlanta. Over the weekend, groups gathered in Hurt Park and other locations in Atlanta to provide services to homeless people. Instead of their intended recipients, volunteers were met by police. Read more.