While we live in the country, we are only two blocks from a shopping complex and 3 blocks from the interstate. At the intersection where you turn down our lane, there's a parking lot for big rigs on one side of the road, and a McDonalds and a filling station on the other side. We used to see panhandlers there quite frequently, but now the police run them off.
This is a small community, but our ministerial alliance supports a food pantry for those in need. One of the local churches also maintains a clothing depository, where all the donated clothing is washed, ironed, sized and hung on racks. They have warm coats, shoes and other necessities for free. Occasionally a family that's traveling will have a breakdown on the road, and no money, in which case the food pantry will provide meal vouchers, diapers and a motel room.
There is no need for anyone to go hungry here.
We get by with a little help from our friends