Friday, September 20, 2013

'Open your eyes to capital's underclass'

From Australia-

St John's Care director Sue Jordan has scoffed at the idea Canberra is largely a comfortable and middle-class city as her organisation prepares to team up with youth homeless service YouthCARE Canberra.

''Come and spend a day with me - that would change your mind. Canberra is not middle-class,'' Mrs Jordan said.

Each weekday, St John's Care volunteers give out donated food to the needy in its ''supermarket without a register'' in the hall behind the church in Reid, at the coalface of the national capital's underclass.

''These are people who come in and say, 'I cannot feed my family','' Mrs Jordan said.

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