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Plight of our ‘humiliated’ poor is worse than in World War II, says food bank boss

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Plight of our ‘humiliated’ poor is worse than in World War II, says food bank boss after ‘saddest Christmas’

Denis Curran, chairman of Glasgow-based charity Loaves and Fishes, says desperate families having to beg for food never happened during the war.

Loaves and Fishes chairman Denis Curran despairs at plight of our poor
Loaves and Fishes chairman Denis Curran despairs at plight of our poor
A food bank boss has spoken out poignantly about his heartbreaking Christmas trying to help hundreds of tearful, “broken” people in need.

Denis Curran MBE revealed that his charity gave out 400 parcels of bare necessities over the festive season – 100 more than the year before.

Denis, chairman of Glasgow-based charity Loaves and Fishes, said: “In an educated country, people are routinely being humiliated by having to beg for food. This did not happen during the war.

“Things were hard then, but food was bought.”

Denis, 74, said desperate families queued round the block for help at his charity’s centre in East Kilbride over Christmas and New Year. Some parents had to ask for toys so their kids would have something from Santa.

Denis said he saw “faces filled with despair”, and “children not understanding why their mum or dad is crying”.

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http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/plight-humiliated-poor-worse-world-9605538#ICID=sharebar_twitter

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