The increasing homeless problem in the United States has led to more and more mendicants or beggars living their lives on the street. Did you know that the largest homeless shelter that feeds and houses mendicants or street people is located about three blocks from the White House? Mendicants, or those who ask for handouts on a daily basis, often live their entire lives not knowing for sure where their next dollar will come from, although most are well fed by soup kitchens.
Quiz: What is a mendicant?
- She is someone who mends clothing for a living.
- He is someone who spends his days wandering the streets.
- He is a person who begs for money.