Glasgow restaurant offers homeless free three-course meal and a gift on Christmas Day
2219°Expired

Glasgow restaurant offers homeless free three-course meal and a gift on Christmas Day

39
LocalFound 17th Dec 2017
A Glasgow restaurant is offering a three-course meal and donating gifts to the homeless on Christmas Day so that "everyone has something" during the festive period.

It's the second year in a row, Buddy's, in the city's southside, have organised the festive event, and they are expecting around 100 people on Sunday.

Those in need will receive dinner as well as a small gift, which have been donated by members of the local community.
Community Updates

Groups

Top comments
Not just Leicester doing this. Great to see more restaurants are jumping on board
What a lovely gesture, heat easily given for this
You can buy a ticket from ITSON for a homeless person can get a meal wash and present the ticket cost £5 I think it’s great people are helping out the hom
Edited by: "sox5" 17th Dec 2017
39 Comments
Not just Leicester doing this. Great to see more restaurants are jumping on board
fantastic :-)
What a lovely gesture, heat easily given for this
You can buy a ticket from ITSON for a homeless person can get a meal wash and present the ticket cost £5 I think it’s great people are helping out the hom
Edited by: "sox5" 17th Dec 2017
Lovely gesture.
Edited by: "dalecheesy" 17th Dec 2017
good one
Original Poster
cjdean19832 m ago

Not just Leicester doing this. Great to see more restaurants are jumping …Not just Leicester doing this. Great to see more restaurants are jumping on board


There's at least two venues in Glasgow, will add any more in comments, and yeah, totally agree nice to see people being included, even if it's only one day.
Original Poster
sox53 m ago

You can buy a ticket from ITSON for a homeless person can get a meal wash …You can buy a ticket from ITSON for a homeless person can get a meal wash and present the ticket cost £5 I think it’s great people are helping out the hom


Link
Well that's the wife's Christmas sorted.
Just joking it's a nice thing they are doing.
This is brilliant
Come on Birmingham jump on!
Original Poster
drtongue2 m ago

Come on Birmingham jump on!



I'd imagine someone will be doing this.
Original Poster
If you see any homeless people on your travels and there is something similar locally, please take a few minutes to talk to them, and let them know. Be nice if everyone on the streets got at least some company and a decent hot meal.
It’s about time, we, the people in the community, take some of the responsibility for helping those less fortunate.
Original Poster
kristoff3 m ago

It’s about time, we, the people in the community, take some of the r …It’s about time, we, the people in the community, take some of the responsibility for helping those less fortunate.


It's sad the government and society in general don't seem to care, it's nice that people do this at Christmas, but if we all helped just a little, more often..
I've posted the same comment on other restaurants doing the same thing this Christmas, that gestures like this will mean so much more than the free meal & company being offered to those that need it. I voluntarily work/help with the homeless and it's often the acknowledgment that someone cares enough which means the most
Wonder how many are doing this in London & Manchester?

Last year I saw few places in bham do it from all different faiths.

London is suffering from a homeless epidemic but it’s alright as the fat cats can get their bonuses and pretend it’s not happening.
Original Poster
originalmojo4 m ago

I've posted the same comment on other restaurants doing the same thing …I've posted the same comment on other restaurants doing the same thing this Christmas, that gestures like this will mean so much more than the free meal & company being offered to those that need it. I voluntarily work/help with the homeless and it's often the acknowledgment that someone cares enough which means the most


I've been on both sides of it, and you are 100% correct, all too easy to feel invisible, especially at this time of year.
Original Poster
coolio283 m ago

Wonder how many are doing this in London & Manchester? Last year I saw few …Wonder how many are doing this in London & Manchester? Last year I saw few places in bham do it from all different faiths.London is suffering from a homeless epidemic but it’s alright as the fat cats can get their bonuses and pretend it’s not happening.


I can't comment about different areas, I'd hope / think there will be things in place? It's not just the fat cats, an awful lot of people look the other way.
Brilliant from Glasgow
Harley_Mick5 m ago

I can't comment about different areas, I'd hope / think there will be …I can't comment about different areas, I'd hope / think there will be things in place? It's not just the fat cats, an awful lot of people look the other way.


Well yeah that too! Anyway I hope someone can prove me wrong about London & Manchester.

Hope you all have a good Christmas but also bear in mind that it’s in the spirit of giving and helping others that matters the most.
Harley_Mick37 m ago

It's sad the government and society in general don't seem to care, it's …It's sad the government and society in general don't seem to care, it's nice that people do this at Christmas, but if we all helped just a little, more often..


Totally agree and this is great. I must admit that I'm probably too scared to approach most homeless people in my town.
Awesome
Original Poster
Joeaddo5 m ago

Totally agree and this is great. I must admit that I'm probably too …Totally agree and this is great. I must admit that I'm probably too scared to approach most homeless people in my town.


I know lots of people think that way, but they're just people like you and I, modern society is far too insular in my opinion. Perhaps talk to someone in a busy area, most people are glad just to be noticed and treated normally. If you don't think you can there's so many other ways to make a difference, without 'corporate' charities. Do what you feel comfortable with, every little helps someone.
All very nice and all that, but how many of those who give to charity, the homeless and whatever at this time of year, will bother doing anything the rest of the year, just walk around all smug thinking they have done their bit because they gave a few quid they could easily afford at xmas - the biblical story of the widow's mite should be trotted out more often.

I am sure none of those in receipt of kind gestures like this will complain, but I would love to know how many of them wonder where all the nice people go for the other 51 weeks of the year - I'm not talking about the businesses of course, as they have done more than enough, but individuals who only bother once a year and couldn't give a monkey's any other time.
Original Poster
kamenitzabrit6 m ago

All very nice and all that, but how many of those who give to charity, the …All very nice and all that, but how many of those who give to charity, the homeless and whatever at this time of year, will bother doing anything the rest of the year, just walk around all smug thinking they have done their bit because they gave a few quid they could easily afford at xmas - the biblical story of the widow's mite should be trotted out more often.I am sure none of those in receipt of kind gestures like this will complain, but I would love to know how many of them wonder where all the nice people go for the other 51 weeks of the year - I'm not talking about the businesses of course, as they have done more than enough, but individuals who only bother once a year and couldn't give a monkey's any other time.


I'm not one for 'biblical' stories, and you'll find plenty homeless aren't either. What people do is up to them, and we've already hit on that point a few times. There's lots of places to volunteer if people have an hour or two here and there. Or plenty local charities /lunch clubs etc that can always use a few quid.
Nice to hear this! Wasn't Another place also doing this? Was it Charcoals maybe? Sure it was an Indian restaurant in town
Original Poster
Calvin_3 m ago

Nice to hear this! Wasn't Another place also doing this? Was it Charcoals …Nice to hear this! Wasn't Another place also doing this? Was it Charcoals maybe? Sure it was an Indian restaurant in town


I'd imagine there are, if you can find any details please add them. The more locations the better.. The Bay Horse is using a ticket system, so people can't just rock up on the day like at Buddy's.
coolio282 h, 54 m ago

Wonder how many are doing this in London & Manchester? Last year I saw few …Wonder how many are doing this in London & Manchester? Last year I saw few places in bham do it from all different faiths.London is suffering from a homeless epidemic but it’s alright as the fat cats can get their bonuses and pretend it’s not happening.


Here in Manchester there’s the fantastic Booth Centre, which offers two meals a day, 5 days a week. I tried to sell paintings this year to raise money for them but none of my Facebook friends showed any interest... quite sad really. Will post a deal for them on this site to see if others are more willing to donate to them
Some lovely comments here, nice to see theres still some selfless folks out there
Lovely gesture
COLD - here for deals and not a competition for the best 3 course meal for the homeless in Britain.

People that vote cold dont get extra "heaven points"
Harley_Mick16 h, 41 m ago

Also another venue doing the same Glasgow bar The Bay Horse will …Also another venue doing the same Glasgow bar The Bay Horse will open it's doors on Christmas Day to dish up a three-course meal to the city's homeless



Are you sure they are doing it again this year as both the articles are from last year and can't see anything on either of their facebooks or websites for this year.
Gaurenteed they will go busy that day then 🤣
Original Poster
happy.tourist18 m ago

Are you sure they are doing it again this year as both the articles are …Are you sure they are doing it again this year as both the articles are from last year and can't see anything on either of their facebooks or websites for this year.


I was told by an acquaintance in the trade that both were, they had nothing on Facebook or websites last year, not many homeless have access, I've asked both directly via Facebook message to confirm. It never crossed my mind to question it, sorry.
Harley_Mick11 m ago

I was told by an acquaintance in the trade that both were, they had …I was told by an acquaintance in the trade that both were, they had nothing on Facebook or websites last year, not many homeless have access, I've asked both directly via Facebook message to confirm. It never crossed my mind to question it, sorry.



I hope they are. I volunteer with the Glasgow based charity Spirit Aid and we compile a list of all places in Glasgow offering food, shelter and other services over the festive period that is distributed to the homeless community but have not listed them this year as didn't think they were doing it.
Original Poster
happy.tourist15 m ago

I hope they are. I volunteer with the Glasgow based charity Spirit Aid and …I hope they are. I volunteer with the Glasgow based charity Spirit Aid and we compile a list of all places in Glasgow offering food, shelter and other services over the festive period that is distributed to the homeless community but have not listed them this year as didn't think they were doing it.


I'm going to expire this until I recieve confirmation directly from both, I don't want to be putting incorrect information out.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text