The Ethics of Panhandling
What do you do when a panhandler approaches you? Do you give money? Do you give food? Maybe you don’t give the person anything. Maybe you donate to a homeless services organization, or volunteer at the soup kitchen instead. But what should you do? That’s what we’re asking on Monday’s show. Our guests work closely with Utah’s homeless population, and they all agree, there are no easy answers when it comes to the ethical questions around panhandling.
- Glenn Bailey is the executive director of Crossroads Urban Center.
- Kathy Bray is president and CEO of Volunteers for America, Utah.
- Matthew Melville is the homeless services director for Catholic Community Services in Utah.