Jesus had a great ministry to the poor. What was it? It was preaching the Gospel to them and calling them to turn to God so that all that they were in need of could be added unto them. He preached "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all that you need to live will be added unto you."
Love wants to deliver a person not keep them down. Only righteousness can deliver the poor and He knew that better than anyone. He came preaching the Gospel to the poor!
The church was directed to remember the poor and take care of the widows. But, if an old widow was not living holy and serving the saints of God they were told not to help her. Also if a man did not serve God faithfully and work hard he was not to be given food.