Would you starve before stealing?
Lets say your only means of getting food was food stamps and the government magically took them away. Would you sit outside the 7/11 and wait to die or go inside and grab some bread and run? Lets take it even further. Would you beat the shit out of someone for a few bucks if it meant you could get something to eat?
Personally, I would kill your kids for their lunch money before I would starve.
And for all of those people that are thinking that charity will fill the gap I can say with 90% certainty that it won’t. I say that as someone who has hit up food-pantries on more than one occasion. And if charity would fix the problem they never would have made department of HHS.