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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Food Police: Bloomberg Bans Home-Cooked Meals for the Homeless

Hey homeless people, no soup for you.

So says New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has banned private food contributions to homeless shelters because he's afraid they won't meet his exacting nutritional standards:

In conjunction with a mayoral task force and the Health Department, the Department of Homeless Services recently started enforcing new nutritional rules for food served at city shelters. Since DHS can’t assess the nutritional content of donated food, shelters have to turn away good Samaritans.

DHS Commissioner Seth Diamond says the ban on food donations is consistent with Mayor Bloomberg’s emphasis on improving nutrition for all New Yorkers. A new interagency document controls what can be served at facilities — dictating serving sizes as well as salt, fat and calorie contents, plus fiber minimums and condiment recommendations.



Anonymous said...

Un effing believable.
Shades of Nazi Germany now.
Let the indigent cleansing begin through starvation.
Government knows best. Right?

Anonymous said...

That's ridiculous. Any food is better than no food! Places will shut down and people will die.

Anonymous said...

This is a joke right? Waiting for the punch line... so what? Maybe they should give her address out and assure them they are welcome at her house for dinner- no need to call ahead!

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should get a job and not be dependant on shelter food. Good for you Bloomberg! Keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

"they won't meet his exacting nutritional standards"
But letting them STARVe out on the street is ok? Beggers cant be choosers.