Muslim Restaurant Will Feed The Homeless And Elderly For Free On Christmas Day

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Muslim Restaurant Will Feed The Homeless And Elderly For Free On Christmas Day
Muslim Restaurant Will Feed The Homeless And Elderly For Free On Christmas Day
Muslim Restaurant Will Feed The Homeless And Elderly For Free On Christmas Day




This Muslim restaurant will feed the homeless and elderly for free on Christmas Day and with this amazing initiative, it sends out a worldwide message of peace and love. The Turkish restaurant will offer a free three-course meal to the homeless and the elderly on December 25.

Their slogan is ‘No one eats alone on Christmas Day!’ – The restaurant, Shish, is located on the outskirts of London and anyone who knows someone in need of a warm meal on Christmas should spread the word and share the news, because we also believe that no one should be alone during the holidays.

Last month, an elderly woman came inside the restaurant and asked for help in pulling down a window she could not reach. The staff at Shish promptly responded and helped the woman out. When she returned the next day to thank everybody for being so kind, she told them that she’ll be alone for Christmas. Serdar Kigili, the restaurant’s owner, instantly thought about his mother back home in Turkey whom he hadn’t seen in almost 5 years.

 

He came up with a plan to launch this unique initiative and first advertised it with a hand-written note:

“No one eats alone on a Christmas Day! We are here to sit with you. 3 course meal for the homeless from 12-6 pm. Any homeless or elderly are welcomed.”

Over 2,000 shares have been made online since the photo of the invitation has been posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page. More than 25 residents have volunteered to help out during Christmas, inspired by the restaurant’s initiative. A group of taxi drivers will also drive the elderly and the homeless to and from the restaurant free of charge!

“It’s not about religion, language or culture. It’s about community,” one of the managers, Irfan Can Genc, told CNN.

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The restaurant has a capacity of 66 seats and will be open all day on Christmas. The menu includes starters of soup and cacik, a yoghurt-based dip and mains of chicken, vegetarian casserole or chicken shish. For dessert, people will receive a traditional rice pudding.

Let’s spread the word and bring some joy to someone who otherwise will eat alone on Christmas Day!