Many churches have food closets for the needy. Those requesting assistance will come to the church and take what they need and/or want. When I become a pastor (and I trust it will be soon, Lord willing) it is my belief that the deacons should TAKE the food to the home. While there they should find the root of the problem. Mabey the family needs help with a budget, maybe the mother needs help in properly preparing a good meal, maybe Dad needs a second or even better job. The list could go on. Allowing a family to come to you to pick up food is akin to putting a bandaid on a broken arm. Lets fix that broken arm! One other item. Do we give food to anyone, or just members of our church?