Unfortunately, there has been a recent trend to spend time throwing blame at the needy. Sure, there are some folks who will game the system. Always has been and always will be. But the vast majority of people seeking help are truly needy, many the vulnerable elderly and families with children. Going to Mother Hubbard's Cupboard to get peanut butter and government-surplus chicken is not exactly living high off the dole. Neither is having your family sleeping in a church basement for a week. The need is very real.
You probably noticed the hashtag in the title. It's a Twitter thing, so if you have a fave charity (like your local food bank, hint hint), Tweet about it and include said hashtag. There's some pretty heavy hitters taking part:
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