Food Services For The Homeless Essay

1293 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 6 Pages
In some cities, such as New York, there are rules for nutrition in food that can be served to the homeless. The government makes it so no food can be served unless it meets certain nutritional standards. The DHS, the organization that checks these standards, is often unable to get around to all the shelters or organizations handing out food. This makes it even harder to feed the homeless because even food that is generously donated to the shelters must be thrown away. The law says it aims to make sure all food is nutritional but everyone can see it only limits the food available (Fisher 6). All these laws continue to pile up and make it near impossible for the homeless to get food. The laws do not do anything to help the homeless population and only hurt it. The homeless have nowhere to eat and the government has no intentions of feeding them, especially since most cities have no form of emergency food services (Fisher 9). This problem in America is being seen internationally and has been called out by the United Nations. The U.N. stated it “violates international human rights treaty obligations according to the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty” and called upon the U.S. government to take corrective action (Fisher 11). Being in a country that would rather ignore the homeless than help them is disgusting and morally wrong. It is as if other people forget that the homeless are people just like them, they just do not have a home. Kim Morris said “It 's wrong.…

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