Homeless service thanks southside firm

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A HOMELESS drop-in service has praised a Newlands business for donating much-needed food at the end of each working day.

The Beacon Centre at Queen’s Park baptist church and The Glasgow Bridge in Possilpark have been receiving donations from Newlands Bakery, ensuring that the pies, bridies, doughnuts and pastries left at the end of a shift doesn’t go to waste.

Linda McKendrick, joint leader at The Beacon, told The Extra: “We are so grateful for the Newlands Bakery food — they’re a small business with a very big heart.

“The food goes to the drop-ins, and also to people in the city centre, where I street pastor on a Saturday night.

“It’s a lifeline to homeless and under-privileged folk.

“Some residents come in for the company — we have a lot of singing, eating and blethering.

“I just think the southside community should know of a local firm who are so generous as to think of others in need.”

Stephen Irvine, director at Newlands Bakery, added that he is “happy to help the community, especially the homeless and those in need.

“We do it with a number of groups, and hope to continue to help in our own, small 
way.”