County Squashes Free Donuts, Coffee at California Store

For more than 15 years the B & B Do it Center in California has been providing free donuts and coffee to their customers.

But, now county health inspectors say their kindness is actually a food-handling violations.

"We've been doing this since we bought the place 15 years ago and the previous owner was doing it, too," Randy Collins told the Ventura County Star. "We simply weren't aware."

Collins, 42, co-owns the local hardware store with is parents.

If they want to continue their tradition, the store was told they must install stainless-steel sinks with hot and cold water and have a prep kitchen to handle the food — or else they will be violating the law, the Ventura County Star reported.

Regular customers told the newspaper the situation was unbelievable.

"I was a little outraged, to be honest," said Ty Brann. "They were putting this stuff out there our of the kindness of their hearts. They called it their little pink box of love."

Click here to read more on this story from the Venture County Star.