Big Nanny, who never heard that half a loaf is better than none, has decreed that hungry homeless people should go without rather than eat too much salt or fat, or too little fiber. Or else.NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s food police have struck again!Outlawed are food donations to homeless shelters because the city can’t assess their salt, fat and fiber content, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.
It’s the “no bagels for you” edict . . . . And no lots of other nutritious foodstuffs.Glenn Richter arrived at a West Side synagogue on Monday to collect surplus bagels — fresh nutritious bagels — to donate to the poor. However, under a new edict from Bloomberg’s food police he can no longer donate the food to city homeless shelters.
The ban on food donations was made by an inter-agency task force that includes the departments of Health and Homeless Services.
NYC homeless men under protection from bagels and muffins.
|NYC homeless women and children under protection from vegetable soup.|
UPDATE 4/1/12: Read what one very brave, very responsible, conservative, working homeless woman has to say about the policy of gov't standing between hungry people and food. If you have the cash, you might send her something to help her along.