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NYC Bans Food Donations To The Homeless


By Misty - Posted on 29 March 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s outlawed 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.

It’s the “no bagels for you” edict.

“I can’t give you something that’s a supplement to the food you already have? Sorry that’s wrong,” Richter said.

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.

“My father lived to 97; my grandfather lived to 97, and they all enjoyed it and somehow we’re being told that this is no good and I think there is a degree of management that becomes micromanagement and when you cross that line simply what you’re doing is wrong,” Richter said.

 freaking sociopath! 

I missed this post earlier.  This is absolutely ridiculous!  Bloomberg has some good qualities, but in some cases he's too much of a control freak.

The following are signs that America has become a crazy control freak nation where almost everything is illegal....

All over the United States lemonade stands run by children are being shut down because they do not have the proper permits.

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