‘No Soup For You!’ – Mayor of New York City Bans Some Organizations From Donating to Homeless Shelters
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration is turning into the food police by banning groups from donating food they deem not nutritious enough to homeless shelters in New York City. Volunteers from Ohab Zedek, the Upper West Side Orthodox congregation, have been donating food for years to the homeless but are now prohibited from doing so, all because of the city’s push to improve nutrition standards.
Andrea Tantaros called the move “ridiculous” and said of the mayor, “He would rather see a homeless man starve than actually have salt in his matzo ball soup.”
She pointed out that rape, sex crimes, grand larceny, and robbery crimes have all increased. So why is the mayor targeting good Samaritans instead, she wondered.
Dana Perino said while she agrees with Mayor Bloomberg’s requirement of having calorie information next to food items on menus, she doesn’t think that when it comes to feeding the hungry, focusing on things like calories or salt intake should be the number one priority.
What do you think? Is this an example of the ‘food police’ going too far, or is the mayor standing up for a good cause?