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Forum Post: NYC Bans Food Donations To The Homeless

Posted 8 months ago on July 22, 2013, 12:29 a.m. EST by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC
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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.

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.

more: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/03/19/bloomberg-strikes-again-nyc-bans-food-donations-to-the-homeless/

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[-] 3 points by gnomunny (5665) from St Louis, MO 8 months ago

That's simply an attack on the homeless and doesn't even sound legal. For one, it's surplus food. How can it be legal the first time, but automatically become illegal once it's surplus? I think someone needs to file a court case challenging this.

[-] 1 points by JeffSoke (8) from Houston, TX 8 months ago

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have." - Thomas Jefferson

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (5665) from St Louis, MO 8 months ago

Good quote.

Someone definitely needs to challenge this fiasco if it's legit. This assault on the poor and homeless needs to stop.

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/feeding-the-homeless-banned-in-major-cities-all-over-america

http://nationalhomeless.org/WordPress/2011/07/the-10-most-ridiculous-anti-homeless-laws/

[-] 2 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 8 months ago

Politicians today are 1% kindness and 99% fear

[-] -1 points by TikiJ (-38) 8 months ago

Great world we live in eh?