Mike Mooney in his column ("An unexpected sense of shame can come calling, cap in hand," Dec. 28, Page B-1) was concerned that if he gave a homeless person money, that money may not be used for food.
When I am approached by a homeless person, I offer to meet them at the nearest fast food restaurant, where I buy them a meal. About half the time they accept, and half the time they turn it down.
You will then know you helped someone and also know you didn't help support a drug or alcohol habit.
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