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Food for the Needy

January 26, 1988

Your article about leftover laws left me amazed and concerned.

It's clear to me that the health laws in Los Angeles County were written for a "best of all possible worlds" situation.

In a world filled with hunger they are no longer realistic.

The simple truth is if your children haven't eaten in three days you don't give a damn if that bucket of chicken is two hours or three hours old.

Common sense would tell us it takes no more time to get that food to a homeless shelter than it would to take it on a family picnic at the beach.

It's time to rethink the health laws and bring them into step with the problems of the real world.

MICHAEL HENRY

Woodland Hills

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