To­day’s the day for the Big Pic­nic

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - OPINION -

The old adage “No such thing as a free lunch” will be proved wrong to­day at the One Big Pic­nic in Ge­orge Square, Glas­gow.

That’s if the num­bers that turned up at last Septem­ber’s in­au­gu­ral com­mu­nity event is any­thing to go by.

More than 2,000 peo­ple at­tended and the organisers, the In­ter­faith Food Jus­tice Net­work, hope even more peo­ple will make their way to the heart of the city to cel­e­brate its cul­tural and racial di­ver­sity, unity and the gen­eros­ity of Glaswe­gians.

More im­por­tantly, the event will high­light the grow­ing prob­lem of home­less­ness, food poverty and food waste within the city.

En­ter­tain­ment, as well as hearty help­ings of com­pli­men­tary food, will be pro­vided by lo­cal faith and non-faith groups alike.

I hope they have enough to go around as, sadly, home­less­ness and the de­mand for a free lunch has risen sharply in re­cent years and has be­come a harsh re­al­ity for far too many im­pov­er­ished Scots.

Now that’s food for thought.

Lunch for 2,000 peo­ple

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