You don’t want people to starve. So you collect all the bread and parcel it out to everyone. If someone wants bread, they need to wait in the breadline. This may take a very long time that they’d rather spend doing something else, but they don’t have a choice – the breadline is the only way to get bread now.
You want everyone to be able to get places. So you build a road and open it to the public. If someone wants to get somewhere, they need to wait in the traffic jam. This may take a very long time that they’d rather spend doing something else, but they don’t have a choice – the road is the only way to get there.
The moral of the story is that making something free is not a great way to help people. It’s generally better to just (1) send money and (2) let prices rise and fall to meet demand. That way everyone gets what they most want, and have the option to do something else if they find they want it more than the free thing you were offering earlier.