I believe there are folks who are truly needy, down on their luck and need a break. And I know there are folks who abuse the system - happens all the time in our area with fraud, etc. (SS Fraud, EBT Fraud - convictions, etc.) A food bank is not run by the government so in my opinion can give/do what/how they want. But for those that get government assistance with tax dollars there really needs to be a better way to cut out the abuse. If you have a system that is honest and open then there are no questions, no judgements, etc. I agree with those that ask why those with relatives who help out do not help with buying of necessities vs. other items? Have our priorities changed so much in this country that we would rather our relatives have the latest style of clothing vs. the food they need? Then there is the question of ethics - if you can work but choose not to work and receive public assistance - is that right? I think this particular scenario is what is more of what I have an issue with because its not a matter of out right fraud but rather an question ethics and personal responsibility.