A chippy in Birmingham is offering people in need a festive fry up on Christmas Day.
The Classic Fish Bar in Erdington laid on turkey dinners for rough sleepers and the elderly last Christmas and it was such a success they are doing it again.
Staple fast food classics including chicken dinner and fish and chips will be given away in boxes to anyone who turns up between 12.30pm and 3pm on Christmas Day.
Brothers Asef and Hamid Faqiri run The Classic Fish Bar in Erdington High Street and want to do their bit for charity after seeing the homeless population rocket in recent year.
Hamid said: ‘It was a huge success and we had between 30 and 40 people come in and have some food. So we thought we’d do it again, and hopefully it will be just as popular.’
The brothers also wanted to offer the elderly something for nothing too.
One of the oldest pubs in Birmingham, The Old Crown in Digbeth is feeding up to 60 diners on Christmas Eve for free.
They will be given a full Christmas dinner and turkey rolls.
Ciaran Healy, owner of the pub, said: ‘For many of these people it will be the only interaction they will have throughout Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
‘It’s not just about giving them a meal, it’s about sitting down and spending time with someone who needs it.’
There are restaurants and pubs all over the country offering free food to the needy.
In Manchester The Old Nags Head in the city centre will be open on Christmas Day to give away food and clothes.
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