Papas staff hand out free food to Hull^s homeless after 1p giveaway day
Article Date: 2017-12-14
A popular fish and chip restaurant chain kicked off a series of Christmas giveaways by handing out free food to Hull^s homeless.
Written by Phil Winter, Hull Daily Mail
Papas Fish and Chips toured the streets of Hull city centre on Wednesday evening to give pattie and chips to those who are most vulnerable this festive season.
The restaurant chain, which has chippies in Willerby, Bilton and Cleethorpes, will also be opening the doors of their Willerby branch on Christmas Day to help feed those in need of support.
George Papas, who handed out meals to the homeless with Papas co-owner Dino Papas, said: "Today we are dropping off pattie and chips for homeless people in Hull.
"We will be opening the doors of the Willerby restaurant on Christmas Day for the homeless, elderly and those in need, and also the vulnerable of Hull who would like a nice warm meal.
"Today we are promoting our Christmas Day opening in the city centre, to make sure everyone knows where they can go."
Thousands of bargain portions of pattie and chips were sold throughout Wednesday as the restaurants held a 1p Christmas giveaway.
Customers queued at the restaurant’s branches in Willerby and Bilton, as the family-run chippy celebrated the first of its 12 Days of Christmas handouts.
Dino Papas, co-owner of the restaurant and takeaway, said:"There are queues for half an hour on Cleethorpes Pier where we have been giving away 1p fishcake and chips, and our Bilton takeaway has been rushed off its feet all morning.”
George Papas said: "We don^t want people to be put off by any queues and we will be working as quickly as possible to serve people.
"We have made 2,000 patties on each site fresh. We have kept them simple because if it isn^t broken don^t fix it. Sage and onion stuffing is a really festive flavour so we are keeping the Hull pattie the way people love it."
George and Dino followed up on the rush at their restaurants with touring the streets of Hull on Wedensday evening.
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