Bar in Wisbech to offer up free hot food and drink to the town’s homeless every week after successful trial period
- Credit: COYOTE
An independent bar and diner in Wisbech are set to offer up free hot food and drink to the town’s homeless each week after a successful trial run.
Coyote Bar and Diner, based in Union Street, gave out hot food and drink packages to the homeless last week during Britain’s cold weather snap as a one-off event.
But after some “very grateful and polite” people, the diner has decided to make it a weekly occurrence to try and cut down on the town’s rising homeless issue.
Betty Cunningham, diner manager, said: “We had a really good reception. I realised something had to be done when I was at home and I got so cold one night.
“My staff and I see people outside on the street everyday and I stop to fill up their water bottles but I knew that I needed to do more; there’s more to life than that.”
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The bar will be providing a free hot meal and drink to those in need each Sunday between 4pm and 5pm – posters will be put up around the town soon.
Betty added: “We had some very grateful and polite homeless people over the past week come to Coyote in that cold weather we had. We would like to carry this on.”
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The news comes after the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government revealed that there were 23 rough sleepers in Fenland, with the majority aged over 26.