Appeals for donations answered so generously
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