As Greece gears up for one of its most volatile elections in recent history, some of those most affected by the country's economic struggles have told ITV News how they feel about their prospects.

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All three told ITV News they rely on a food bank run by non-government organisation Bread and Action - three of some 1,300 Greek people in Ilioupoli, a suburb of Athens, to turn to them for help.

There are eight other centres across the region, feeding between 20,000 and 25,000 people every year on incomes of less than 3,000 euros per annum.

A makeshift sign on the door to the food bank reads 'Tuesday, Wednesay, Thursday, Friday 2-3pm. Thank you' Credit: ITV News

Eleni Kaharioti

Single mother-of-two Eleni Kaharioti, aged 45, used to work as a cleaner and in a shop but lost her job a year ago.

Eleni Kaharioti lost her job a year ago Credit: ITV News

She has been coming to the centre ever since, and says she has no hope that the elections will change things for her.

The centre is a life line but even there things have changed - we used to get hot cooked meals now it is just fruit and veg mostly but that's ok, it's something.

Eleni Kaharioti

Dmitris Kesses

Dmitris Kesses has three children - one of whom is at university, while the other two are in high school. All three still live at home.

Dmitris Kesses says he is extremely frustated with politics Credit: ITV News

He previously worked at local government offices, but has been coming to the centre for three months after losing his job.

He says he is angry and emotional, and extremely frustated with politics.

There is no hope with the elections.

Dmitris Kesses

Popi Zachariaki

Volunteer worker Popi Zachariaki says the situation in her home country really is "that bad".

Volunteer worker Popi Zachariaki Credit: ITV News

She has seen the profile of the centre change drastically over the 19 years it has been running. While at the beginning, in 1996, around 80 per cent of the visitors were foreign and only 20 per cent were Greek, now the ratios have switched and around 85 per cent of visitors are Greek.

She says the election could change things, but only "if people are smart". She says she is firmly behind the New Democrats, dismissing the notion of a Syriza party victory.

The only thing that might change things is the new money from [President of the European Central Bank, Mario] Draghi.

Popi Zachariaki