Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s food police have struck again!
Bloomberg is facing criticism after it was revealed that he's halted food donations to homeless shelters because the city can’t assess their salt, fat and fiber content.
As reported by CBS News:
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. It’s the “no bagels for you” edict.
Richter has been collecting food from places like the Ohav Zedek synagogue and bringing it to homeless shelters for more than 20 years, but recently his donation, including a “cholent” or carrot stew, was turned away because the Bloomberg administration wants to monitor the salt, fat and fiber eaten by the homeless.
Richter said he was stunned. He said his family has eaten the same food forever and flourished.
Richter said Mayor Bloomberg is eating away at his ability to do good by instating such a stupid policy.
The ban on food donations was made by an inter-agency task force that includes the departments of Health and Homeless Services.
SOURCE: CBS News