Monday, March 19, 2012

Bloomberg is stopping food donations

The Bloomberg machine is stopping food donations to all government-run facilities that serve New York city’s homeless.

Mayor Bloomberg's Department of Homeless Services is now enforcing new nutritional rules for food served at city shelters. Since DHS can’t figure out the nutritional content of donated food, shelters have to turn away food donations.

We are being told that the ban on food donations is consistent with Mayor Bloomberg’s emphasis on improving nutrition for all New Yorkers. The rules dictate the serving sizes as well as salt, fat and calorie contents, plus fiber minimums and condiment recommendations.

The city also cites food-safety issues with donations, but the real truth behind the ban is the Bloomberg dietary obsession.

We wonder how long before the Mayor of New York will start banning of street food carts?
Maybe it's time for the Mayor to forbid pizza, hot dogs, corned beef and coffee as well.