Apparently Bloomberg's Nanny State (formerly known as New York City) is banning food donations:
"In conjunction with a mayoral task force and the Health Department, the Department of Homeless Services has 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,"
Totally barking mad - heaven alone knows what the justification is - or rather here it is:
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.
So New York's homeless and hungry will get Mr Bloomberg's State Approved Diet.
Tell me, is the alternative to this man so truly awful that they keep re-electing him?