Feed those in need

CELTIC FC FOUNDATION�€™S Christmas Appeal series now looks at one of the most pressing and urgent issues facing our society – feeding the impoverished.

Loaves and Fishes are a Glasgow-based charity that provide hot meals for the homeless and those ravaged by poverty.

They also distribute food parcels, clothes and toiletries for struggling families as well as offering a kind, warm and comfortable atmosphere for those in need of support.

Denis Curran, Chairman of Loaves and Fishes, said: �€œLoaves and Fishes are a voluntary charity dependent on people�€™s good will. We feed upwards of 40 people on Monday and Thursday evenings at Oasis Cafe with a free two-course meal at a cost of £7.50 per head.

�€œWe also run a foodbank from our unit in East Kilbride. Last Christmas, we gave out over 1,000 food hampers. I would like to thank everyone for their generosity, as without their help, families would have no food.�€

Long-term supporter of Loaves and Fishes, Russell Kyle of PMPR Excellence, added: �€œI have worked with Denis Curran and his Loaves and Fishes charity many times over the years. Denis and his wife Cathy devote almost every waking hour to Loaves and Fishes.

�€œThey are still involved in helping the homeless and now run a foodbank, distributing help to families and individuals who are struggling to put meals on the table. The charity survives with donations and gets no Government aid whatsoever.

�€œDenis recently addressed a Scottish Parliamentary delegation and talked with warmth, passion and a humanity that moved some to tears on the day.

�€œAt present he is putting together food parcels for Christmas for the needy and is including toy shop vouchers for children in his aid boxes.�€

Please help us brighten up lives this Christmas.

There are a number of ways to get behind the Christmas Appeal 2014

1. ; ; ; ; ; Donate by Text �€“ text �€˜CELT07�€™ followed by �€˜£1�€™, �€˜£5�€™ or �€˜£10�€™ to 70070

2. ; ; ; ; ; Donate Online �€“ ; ;  ; ;

3. ; ; ; ; ; Donate in Cash �€“ there are collection boxes located in all Celtic Stores

4. ; ; ; ; ; Donate by Cheque �€“ payable to �€˜Celtic FC Foundation�€™ and sent to Celtic FC Foundation, Celtic Park, Glasgow, G40 3RE.

5. ; ; ; ; ; ; Attend the Ghirls for Good ladies lunch on Saturday, December 13 –

6. ; ; ; ; ; Give as You Live via your Christmas shopping – ; ;