Deregulation only works until someone’s kids get sick - then, regulation is re-implemented in such a way as to eliminate competition for the multinationals - who will, pardon my cynicism, probably still figure out a way to avoid making these tests and fee payments. It’s scary when the government has decided that simple wood blocks can’t be sold to children because Mattel, et al, feels that there’s no such thing as a corner which can’t be cut (they who are in a far better position to deal with litigious customers than small mom&pop operations). Argh.
Am not seeing the ‘why’ here - the argument to close smaller shelters w/out hot food is not really presented coherently. Just when we need more of a safety net than ever - esp. NYC, with its towering budget deficit - why in the world would you stifle charitable acts which could assist people in need?