I would have thought that our community members who use the Food Bank and participate in our Community Kitchen would be supportive of their less fortunate homeless brothers and sisters “begging” on the streets. That may not always be the case. In a recent discussion with some community members they were quite cynical of those asking for money on the street. They were of the view that most “panhandlers” used the money for alcohol and drugs and some of them asked for change because it was an easy way to make lots of money quickly. I am not certain whether our community members are better informed or just more cynical.