Bloomberg: Donated food not good enough in New York City

You see, the government is the only group that is qualified enough to cook and provide food at facilities service New York Cities homeless.

You’re donations are no longer wanted or needed … your food is crap.

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.

The city also cites food-safety issues with donations, but it’s clear that the real driver behind the ban is the Bloomberg dietary diktats.

This is all part of the “government has to do something and government is the answer” culture we now have. Congratulations, this is your nanny state.

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11 Responses to "Bloomberg: Donated food not good enough in New York City"

  1. What a shame. 
    With less food for the needy due to the absence of donated food, there will be more in need of food.
    Did I miss somethiung?

  2. GdavidH says:

    Idiot, blind fool liberals voted in this man, with the help of a lot of normal people who actually thought his “independant” status meant he was normal.
    Think you know what it means? Look it up. You will be amused. 

  3. Tim-in-Alabama says:

    Bloomberg is a petty dictator.

  4. Murphy says:


  5. Sad4CT says:

    Give me a break…  I think drugs and alcohol are a bigger threat to the health and well being of many of the homeless than a bagel with what someone has deemed to contain too much sodium and not enough fiber…

  6. johnboy111 says:

    but at least NY will have micro-stamped ammo…the real problems are being solved??

  7. ricbee says:

    NYC willingly submitted to their dictator,Blomberg.

  8. Lynn says:

    Even Bob Beckel is disgusted with this Liberal act!

  9. JBS says:

    Every Thanksgiving our church sponsors a full dinner at the local tech school. The local shelter does not serve a dinner on Thanksgiving. With me so far? Some of the shelter staff volunteer at the school to cook and serve the dinner. Still with me? Any leftovers, full pans of turkey, stuffing, veggies, potatoes and gravy, along with apple, cherry, pumpkin and mince pies, CANNOT be taken to the shelter to serve there.
    Go figure!

  10. Sad4CT says:

    @JBS…  For government logic, that makes perfect sense.

  11. Dimsdale says:

    Donated = not under gov’t control.   Gotta keep the poor appreciative (and poor)!
    ’nuff said.

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