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A GLASGOW-based charity which aims to tackle poverty has delivered 2300 food hampers to those in need since the Coronavirus crisis began.

FARE (Family Action Rogerfield and Easterhouse) Scotland has been raising funds through their just giving page to provide the most vulnerable people with extra food.

So far, they have raised £5600 of their £15,000 target.

Glasgow councillors have also been helping FARE Scotland create food parcels which have been delivered to people in the East End of the city.

Councillor Thomas Kerr has praised everyone who has donated and helped the charity continue their mission to tackle deprivation.

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He said: “The slogan 'People Make Glasgow' has never been truer than over these past few weeks as our city battles against the Coronavirus pandemic and FARE have are just one of the hundreds of organisations who have made a real and lasting difference to so many in our communities.

“Delivering 2,300 food hampers that's 60,000 meals for vulnerable people in the East End is truly inspiring.

“The next few weeks will undoubtedly be tough as the death toll rises and many have to say goodbye to people, they love but it'll also show the very best of humanity with thousands of volunteers helping these different organisations.

“As someone who only a few weeks ago showed the symptoms and came through it, I believe our city can to and with organisations like FARE we'll come through it stronger than ever - well done."

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Over the last few weeks FARE has been delivering food and toiletries to families and senior citizens in need as well as helping with gas and electricity bills.

Their fundraising page states: “Many people are now unable to leave their homes, so it is pivotal that we come together as a community and help them.

“Although we have been working in partnership with Glasgow City Council and various local suppliers, there are still many families whose basic needs aren't being met.

" Be it food, toilet paper, electricity and gas bills - a small donation from you makes a massive difference.”

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