Sharing wealth and affluence throughout the community is a challenge that nearly every generation faces.
Generally speaking, for most of history there has always been the very wealthy and the very poor and all those in between.
Many people believe that the gap between the rich and the poor is growing - those with money only earn more, while those without only get hungrier.
While this is a sensitive issue and one that everyone has a different opinion about, helping those that get left behind or suffer in the current economic system is a responsibility that often falls on nonprofit and charity organisations.
Establishments such as the Salvation Army and UNICEF work to raise money to provide basic necessities including food and shelter to disadvantaged people in society.
In this way they can try to share wealth among everyone, relying heavily on donations from people who have extra money to spare.
One Sydney MP believes that he can do without some of his money, especially since he was recently given a pay rise.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Western Sydney Labor MP Ed Husic said that he will donate his $5,500 rise to The Food Within.
This Australian charity is an organisation that helps provide healthy, nutritional food to disadvantaged families.
Mr Husic said that he was happy to give away his pay rise because he did not choose a political career to earn a large wage.
"I never got into politics for the money," he told the Daily Telegraph in an article published today (July 9).
"I'm motivated by the chance to get things done in an area I grew up in," Mr Husic emphasised.
The MP has been advocating the work of The Food Within since late 2010, when he published a statement praising the efforts of the charity's coordinator, Alicia Martin.
Also speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Ms Martin expressed her gratitude for Mr Husic's donation.
"It's fantastic. Mr Husic has always been a supporter of us," she said.
"We didn't expect it but it will help us to bring more families in to the program. I am very grateful for the support he has given us," she added.
The news of Mr Husic's decision comes after certain individuals have lashed out at the MP's pay rise.
Independent Senator Nick Xenophone told the Sydney Morning Herald that he thought the pay rise was "embarrassing".
"There is no such thing as a good time for a politician's pay rise, but this comes at an especially bad time. It's just embarrassing," he said (July 4).
Leader of the Greens party Christine Milne also expressed concern, believing that the government should instead channel money into supporting those who are in poverty.
"If the nation can afford this, it can certainly afford to help our poorest people," she also told the Sydney Morning Herald.