Liberals are taking the food police to new heights.
Here is what was posted on the NY Post:
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.
The Department of Homeless Services, Seth Diamond:
DHS Commissioner Seth Diamond says the ban on food donations is consistent with Mayor Bloomberg’s emphasis on improving nutrition for all New Yorkers.
And from US News and World Report:
America is rapidly becoming a “Nannystate.” In the name of protecting us from ourselves, the government at all levels is taking an active interest in what we eat, where we live, and in all kinds of decisions that seem to be best left to personal choice.
In the latest iteration of “Nannystateism,” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the bureaucrats who work for him have now determined that no one be allowed to donate food to the city’s homeless shelters on the grounds that it may be unhealthy.
I think a homeless person would rather have food that comes from an individual than from the nanny-state.