As I child I lived in a small community where people looked out for each other. Crime was almost non-existent. Neighbors helping neighbors. A neighbor cooking and giving dinner to another neighbor over the fence was a common occurrence. Most people farmed and they shared with each other. There was no need for anyone to go hungry.
You had a few who would try to reap people’s crops before they did, but it was never on a large scale. Teeth and tongue would meet at times but generally people got along. Every child had an Uncle and Aunt who wasn’t even blood relative. Adults protected children and children respected adults. Gone are those days. Is it too much to ask for a return of those good old days?