Thinking of giving food to the homeless? In New York City, that food had better comply with new nutrition standards issued by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Health Department.
The new rules require that meals and snacks served to the needy be prepared in compliance with precise nutrition standards laid out by government bureaucrats. Consequently, shelters are unable to accept food donations that are not prepackaged, because it is nigh impossible to know the nutritional content of such foods.
Welcome to the Nanny State mindset, i.e., only government can properly provide for the needy. To me that is far more damaging to the health of the nation than a free bagel or candy bar now and then.