I work in a soup kitchen once a week for five hours. I work on Friday and handle the snack packs homeless persons get to nurture them through the weekend when we are closed.
Some get food stamps. The popular sneer when I was growing up was the man or woman in a Cadillac driving up for their benefits. Now it is the folks on drugs. Both happen. Often it doesn't.
I can't change your mind. I am simply telling you what I see.
Compassion works. It should be a part of your life or you will be singing, "Me-me-me-me-me."