North East Lincolnshire opens its doors for Christmas
Businesses in North East Lincolnshire have decided to open their doors to those in need this Christmas as the cost-of-living crisis continues to impact locals.
Over the last few years establishments across Grimsby and Cleethorpes have been opening their doors to those affected by money and relationship issues.
This Christmas you can visit a few settings for food, warmth and company. These include:
Cafe Baraka in Cleethorpes. Staff at Café Baraka have announced that it is once again offering a free Christmas meal to those in need. Hundreds responded positively to the plans, praising the ‘amazing selflessness’ of the owners and staff at Cafe Baraka.
Owner Oumar wrote: “Christmas can be a tough time of year for many people but this year things are looking really hard for so many more. Cafe Baraka will once again be open on Christmas Day offering a free hot festive lunch plus positive vibes to anyone who could use them. No matter what your situation you are very welcome to join us. Don’t be shy, and please don’t go without! We look forward to welcoming you.”
Howlin Jacks’ Record store in Cleethorpes. Owner Matt Driver has invited locals to pop in for free hot drinks and mince pies. He said: “Christmas time can be a tough time for some people. If you or anyone you know would like some company, or maybe you just want to break up the day, why not pop in for a chat and listen to some records.” Available 11AM – 1PM.
The Bartender in Grimsby. The LGBTQ+ bar is offering free food and a warm drink on Christmas Eve to those who are struggling with the cost-of-living crisis. Available 12PM – 2PM.