A woman who was part of the snowy Glasgow food queue that has shocked social media has told The Big Issue she would “be stuck in the flat with nothing” without the essential support.
A viral photo of 200 people braving snow and sub-zero temperatures to queue for food in Glasgow’s George Square on Monday has incited fury on social media and from politicians.
But the image from community group Kindness Homeless Street Team is no one-off. The group runs the soup kitchen four times a week and they were back out on Wednesday night serving another 100 people.
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Lisa Currie, 37, has been relying on the group for support since she came out of rehabilitation for alcohol issues in September. She told The Big Issue she had little alternative but to brave the cold.