Brooklyn Homeless Shelter Residents Plan To Sue City After Allegedly Being Served Expired Food – CBS New York
The residents say officials tried to cover it up, CBSN New York’s Scott Rapoport reports.
There was outrage Monday from residents and community advocates outside the Fort Greene homeless shelter. Some say they were served rancid food at the facility that made them violently ill.
“When we got to the hospital, they definitely diagnosed it as being food poisoning. I threw up three times that day,” Kenneth Gilmore said.
Back in late October, about six residents claimed the chicken they were served was beyond expired and caused food poisoning.
“You wouldn’t even feed this crap to a dog,” community advocate Michael Thomas said.
Despite that evidence, last week Fabienne Laraque, the Department of Human Services’ medical director, told city council that essentially the food was fine, saying, “Testing from the incident showed that the food was negative for bacteria pathogens.”
It’s a question CBS2 wanted to ask the Department of Homeless Services, but they declined to be interviewed on camera.