Ap­peals for dona­tions an­swered so gen­er­ously

East Kilbride News - - POVERTY - An­drea Lam­brou

From the depths of de­spair to hope for hu­man­ity – the peo­ple of East Kil­bride have spo­ken and they are stand­ing to­gether in the fight against poverty.

In a two-part spe­cial re­port in the News, we re­vealed food bank or­gan­is­ers in East Kil­bride have hit cri­sis point as they strug­gle to keep up with the de­mand for their ser­vices.

With greater lev­els of hard­ship forc­ing hun­dreds of fam­i­lies to East Kil­bride food banks, Loaves & Fishes chair De­nis Cur­ran MBE and East Kil­bride Com­mu­nity Food Bank is­sued des­per­ate pleas for dona­tions to stay afloat.

And kind-hearted lo­cal folk have come for­ward in their droves.

Schools learn­ing about the Har­vest gave gen­er­ously, busi­nesses do­nated cash and sup­plies and in­di­vid­u­als from far and wide flocked to the lo­cal food bank to en­sure no child in this town would go hun­gry.

Mr Cur­ran told the News: “The re­sponse to our ap­peal and the East Kil­bride News cov­er­age has been un­be­liev­able. Peo­ple’s gen­eros­ity has been ab­so­lutely as­tound­ing.

“The East Kil­bride com­mu­nity has been tremen­dous and so many peo­ple are go­ing to reap the ben­e­fits of their good­will. It leaves you quite emo­tional. It brought tears to my eyes.”

Mr Cur­ran added: “We can now feed

Over­whelmed Loaves & Fishes chief De­nis Cur­ran and his band of vol­un­teers get to work after a huge re­sponse from the East Kil­bride com­mu­nity

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