The owner of the restaurant Sta Kala Kathoumena in the Macedonian city of Thessaloniki has offered to feed those in need of a free meal every day for a month starting on November 2.
This act of amazing generosity comes after Greece’s recent decision to close all restaurants, bars, and cafes, except for take out and delivery, in the city as part of a new coronavirus lockdown.
In a post on Facebook, the restaurant’s owner, Stefanos Saratsis, offered a free meal, including bread and water, to anyone who previously depended on soup kitchens in churches, which the anti-virus measures have also closed, for their daily sustenance.
From November 2 until the end of the month, the restaurant will offer meals to those in need from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, hoping to fill the gap that was left when soup kitchens and other charities were forced to close.
Due to the strict coronavirus measures in the city, those in need will have to wait outside of the restaurant in order to be served.
Greeks across the country were deeply moved by the great act of charity, which comes at a time when many in the restaurant industry are struggling financially themselves due to the impact of the pandemic.