Me, being me, took the sociological perspective focussing on food as representation: the fluidity of authenticity and representation itself. There’s a lot to be said about food - there’s much more than what meets the palate.
Consider the homeless man. You may have considered the homeless as a collective noun, as a set of displaced peoples scattered throughout your town. But I want to consider the homeless individually and separate from each other, not in order to uncover their rich individual histories and circumstances, but to shift perspective on the topic. Because for the homeless man, charity represents much more - for he becomes the temporary target of good fortune and the subject of a morally beautiful and sublime action.