It has become a normal sight in the city on Christmas Eve: people queuing to receive food from Ángeles Malagueños de la Noche volunteers, so that no family need go without on this important occasion. Antonio Meléndez, the president of the association, says about 50,000 kilos of food were distributed this year, as part of about 2,500 meals consisting of half a roast chicken with vegetables and a potato omelette weighing 750g. The packs also included fresh fruit, bread and cakes, among other items which will help to keep their larders stocked for some time. "Nobody ever knows if they'll be needing this at some time," said a young woman waiting in the queue. "Life can be hard. It can happen to anybody. There is more hardship in this city than most people realise."