A healthy fast food restaurant in Manchester has gained a huge social media following and claim to fame for leaving out free food for the homeless every night before closing.
Staff at Manchester’s Bosu Body Bar began to leave takeaway bags full of food outside its shop in Cross Street (Manchester) after noting a recent sharp rise in street homelessness in the area.
Owners and siblings Sarah and Michael launched The Bosu Project, along with their business partners Oliver Drummond and Josef Ramzi-Faddoul to help people in need. Explaining their charitable new scheme, they wrote: “When we close the doors for the day, we promise to leave bags outside full of tasty food.’
“If you see anyone on the streets of Manchester or Didsbury who looks hungry, let them know where they can find a meal in a bag. Spread the love always.”
Humbled by the social media reaction, Michael said he hopes other restaurants will follow suit.
They have since launched another mission to try to get their customers and followers alike involved in ‘sharing the love’ stating that ‘No one should feel cold and lonely this winter, no one should feel hungry.’ so they are asking people to fill a small bag with some comforts you no longer need such as scarves, gloves, socks or an old jumper you don’t wear anymore, drop it into them and they will fill it with their food and will donate it to local charities across Manchester.
‘Fill a bag with love, fill a bag with hope‘
A truly touching and resourceful way to get people involved in the sadly prominent issue of homelessness in the world, perhaps this could be a concept for some Irish businesses to adopt, especially coming into the harsh winter months? Let us know what you think #sharethelove