obesity has invaded the ranks of the destitute and homeless? Point in case 1: A homeless shelter is near my office. Quite a nice location for a women's homeless shelter, 67th Street between Park and Madison Avenues, NYC. That's the silk stocking district, probably the highest concentration of wealth in the nation in a 1/2 mile radius. Anyway, all the women who enter and leave that shelter are overweight! And all are smoking cigarettes, which are $12 a pack in NYC! Point in case 2: Location 56th st and Park avenue. Homeless man inexplicably 40 lbs overweight calls out for help in getting a sandwich. I happened to have 1/2 a sandwich of turkey and swiss on multigrain in my bag. I offered it to the "poor" homeless man. "Here you go, turkey and swiss!" His answer? "No, I don't eat turkey" Our homeless are overfed. What kind of homeless is it that you are not hungry and undernourished? I think that if you are homeless and destitute, you should be destitute. Agreed?