Foodbank Receiving 200 Indian Dishes This Christmas
A restaurant owner in Dundee has pledged to give and spread the holiday cheers by giving away 200 turkey meals. The recipient of this generous donation will be the Dundee Foodbank. The notable restaurateur is known to be Ibrar Ibrahim who is currently 51 years old. He decided to do his part by contributing after witnessing how the foodbank in Scotland is always busy and hard at work in helping the less fortunate.
Mr. Ibrahim was a native of Hilltown and is the owner of a restaurant called Goa Indian Restaurant located in the Broughty Ferry. Upon deciding that he is going to contribute to the foodbank, he solicited the management’s cooperation so that he can utilize the kitchen as well as asked some of the staff to help out. Upon hearing the news, the management and the staff were all happy to be of service.
Together with Mr. Ibrahim and the chef of the restaurant, they are going to make 200 Christmas dinners this coming Christmas Eve. Dundee Foodbank will be the one to collect all the meals prepared and then these foods will be given away to the homeless shelters all over Dundee the following day.
Mr. Ibrahim shared how he experienced firsthand the cruelty of poverty and admitted that the cause is very close to his heart. He attended the Dens Road Primary and was raised in the lesser part of town. He also revealed how his schoolmates used to be where the homeless are since they can barely afford to have a proper holiday celebration.
He also admitted that Christmas Eve will present to be quite a lot of work. Aside from preparing the 200 dinners, they will also continue receiving customers. They will start their work earlier than their usual work time. The smile on the recipients’ faces will be enough to make up for the long day. Dundee Foodbank’s manager, Ken Linton, also expressed his gratitude in the generosity of the donation for them to be able to feed the poor during Christmas time.
Indian cuisine is getting more popular and for customers who are local to Perth, they may also visit nearby Indian restaurants for their Christmas celebration.