Here we have businesses offering gift card for food, and some hotels you can buy a night's stay gift card. Try giving them a meal or a shower and sleep in the form of a gift card, see what reaction you get. Or take them up on the sign offer: "Will work for food" - give them an address, tell them you have a lawn needing to be mowed. Easy money that they will never show up.
There **are** people who are homeless due to fate, or disability, or other reasons, but most of them choose to be who and what they are. And many of them are flat out scammers, we have several in town that live in half million dollar homes, drive SUV's, and being a small town, we know their story. It's sick.
They do here. They don't even call it "food stamps" any more. It's like a "credit card" with a politically correct, spirit-lifting name. Call it what you want, it's still my tax dollars going to lazy b*****s working the system (not all . . . but around here . . . . a majority.) This card can be used for **any** purchase of food items, doesn't matter what it is, as long as the business displays "[card name] accepted here." Yay.