We’ve been offering our Christmas Store and Food Cooperative to the Midtown community for over 3 years with one caveat. The families must have skin in the game equal to the benefits they receive. There is an idea that if we rethink or revamp our decades old systems that has been proven not to work that people will starve and there will be children dying in the streets from hunger, lack of clothing and poverty. That is a false assumption and leads to a dependency on the destructive soup kitchens and entitlement programing and creates dependent relationships from the giver and those given to. Give once appreciation, twice anticipation, three expectation, four becomes entitlement and five times dependency.