I get requests for donations for this (and every other local) food pantry in the area all the time. I don't donate.
Now I really don't care if you get your food from a food pantry...But when I saw the other folks there, waiting in line for a chance to get FREE food, donated by other people and/or businesses, I actually grew angry (again).
There was not a single person in line that didn't sport at least three tattoos. Not small one either. Several were obviously new. I'm talking serious artwork, likely costing big bucks.
Not a single person didn't have a cell phone....Not a basic talk only type of cell phone, but a smartfone. Every.Single.One.
And to be truthful I didn't see a single person there who was anywhere near starving. All of the women and most of the men looked as if they could lose 30+ pounds and still be healthy. No one was starving.
If you've got the means to have a smartfone and spend all that money on tats, then you are making the choice to have to depend on charity for sustenance.
But there are jobs going wanting around here. Part time, yeah, and not the best pay, but jobs nonethless.
ETA: this goes along with the above