Whenever you feed people, who could not feed themselves, please do not only shed tears on their bad fortunes. Please do not stop at providing them with a meal.
Please ask them about the circumstances, which prevented them from being self-sufficient.
Then do something to ameliorate those circumstances. Sometimes you can do a lot for the price of a single meal for a group of people.
I suspect that several responses will go along the following lines.
- People past retirement age – why couldn’t they save in their retirement funds? Probably they saved and lost the money to crooks or bad investments.
- People with disabilities – what inaccessible places and circumstances prevented them from exercising their full earning potential?
- Unemployed – probably need vocational training to train for an occupation with higher demand. The expense consists of both tuition, free time for study, and stipend to live on while studying.
Some people will turn out to be lazy bums with feeble excuses – they should NOT be fed.
If you have a lot of money to donate, usually the best way to use it to help those non self-supporting people – is to make it easier for them to train for a better paying occupation.