Did you know that the homeless and food deficient often do not choose to live that way? It's a common misconception in our society that people choose to live this way. There are many reasons why someone might find themselves without food or shelter; anything from losing a job or a partner/caretaker, dealing with the higher cost of living, mental illness, and everything in between. That is why God calls us to care for those in need (Matthew 25: 35-40).
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’