Glasgow’s Waterloo Bar donates Jubilee decoration budget to soup kitchen

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A Glasgow city center PUB is donating its budget for Jubilee decorations to a local soup kitchen for the homeless.

The Waterloo Bar, on Argyle Street, is donating £300 to Homeless Project Scotland to help feed those in need in the city.

The bosses said in a Facebook post that the decision would not be dictated by “political or religious” beliefs, but rather by “common sense”.

They wrote: “To all of our customers. Although Jubilee celebrations are taking place this week, we have decided instead of spending money on balloons / streamers / gifts etc. we will be donating 300, £00 per unit under Central Station Bridge to donate food etc to the homeless.

“This is in no way a political/religious statement…just common sense.

“Thank you for your understanding.”

The soup kitchen under the nearby Hielanman umbrella is run by Homeless Project Scotland, a grassroots organization that feeds hundreds of people each week.

Founded in 2019, last year it operated 144 soup kitchens, supplied 55,000 liters of hot meals, recharged more than 200 mobile phones and delivered more than 2,000 toiletry bags.

The group also works with local authorities to help house individuals and refer those in need to drug and alcohol services.

Homeless Project Scotland has been contacted for comment.

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