Big help­ing of kind­ness served up to less for­tu­nate

Restau­rant boss be­hind free cur­ries on a Tues­day wants other Fair City eater­ies to join him

Perthshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Ross Gardiner

A Perth-based busi­ness­man has called on other Fair City restau­rants to join him in pro­vid­ing hot food for those who would oth­er­wise strug­gle to go out for a meal.

Danyal Ka­mal, of Odesi Fu­sion in County Place, is open­ing his doors on Tues­days and of­fer­ing free cur­ries for any­one who is home­less, alone or would strug­gle to af­ford a meal in a restau­rant.

He ex­plained: “I’ve al­ways done bits and pieces giv­ing out free food. I love it, and it’s get­ting close to Christ­mas time so I thought it would be a good ges­ture.

“Christ­mas is sup­posed to be a jolly time of year, but for many peo­ple it’s ac­tu­ally a dark and lonely time.

“Tues­day is a quiet day for us, and some­times I’ll stand out­side and there are peo­ple who walk past who can’t af­ford a bag of chips or a curry.

“I al­ways make big pots of food, and if there’s staff in the restau­rant, it’s bet­ter that they’re serv­ing food rather than do­ing noth­ing.

“There’s never a short­age of food here. There are peo­ple who come in, pay for a big meal and have a few drinks, then hardly end up eat­ing any of it. I hate see­ing food wasted.

“Just be­cause you can’t af­ford to go to a restau­rant doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be able to en­joy a curry.

“I’ve been do­ing it for a cou­ple of weeks now and the re­sponse has been great.

“You get a really good feel­ing when

Christ­mas is sup­posed to be a jolly time of year, but for many peo­ple it’s a dark and lonely time

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