Today’s the day for the Big Picnic
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