Is feeding the multitudes a more effective out reach to the lost, or is going to the homes of those whom need help maintaining their home and helping them? Feeding them will bring many, but once their hunger is sated how many will be interested in hearing about Jesus? Jesus fed the multitudes in Matthew 14:17 with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish, In verse 21-22 it says about 5000 were fed and He sent them away. If someone is unable to keep up with maintenance due to age or physical disabilities. Members of a church could go out to the community and volunteer time and materials. Painting, repairs, mowing the grass, tending the garden are some of these things. Feeding the multitudes is less expensive, but may not be the most effective. Going out to the community and helping people maintain their homes is more costly, but a more effective outreach. Some churches maintain a benevolence fund, the church body may respond more openly if such a program was initiated for the benevolence fund. I would like some thoughts and comments. Thank you!