Migrants living rough near the port of Calais in France have turned down free food hand-outs, claiming the food on offer was not spicy enough for their tastes in an incident branded “very disappointing” by charity workers. A small group of the migrants prevented others from taking the food, leading to the food on offer having to be scrapped, the Local has reported.
The food was being handed out by aid charity ‘Salam’. Jean-Claude Lenoir, a worker with the charity described the scene: “The leaders staged a small coup, and prevented the others from coming to eat.”
The food was “a lot less salty and not very spicy” compared with the fare usually on offer, but, Lenoir said, “personally, I think that spices are very expensive, and I find that they’re a bit too pampered by now.
He told the migrants gathered that “many people in France don’t even have an evening meal,” adding that the charity was happy to provide food to them, but “there are limits with regards to what we can propose.”
Meanwhile, poor Cosette starves and Jean Valjean is forced to steal bread for his family.
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