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Free takeaway for the Torremolinos needy

Bar owner Xavier (l) and Nico.
Bar owner Xavier (l) and Nico. / T. B.
  • A complimentary hot meal is available for local residents every day between 6pm and 7.30pm

A kind-hearted Torremolinos bar owner has started to offer free food to those who are struggling to survive during the coronavirus crisis.

Cafetería Princesas, in Plaza Andalucía, is offering a complimentary hot meal between 6pm and 7.30pm every day. The takeaway service is available to anyone from Torremolinos and the only stipulation is that they bring their own plastic container.

Xavier, who has owned the bar for the last ten years, explained that he felt it was necessary "to help those who need food during this difficult time".

"I decided to offer a free hot meal to anyone who needs it. There are many people in Torremolinos who do not have sufficient food," he explained to SUR in English.

Xavier added that chef, Nico, is a former contestant of the Spanish Masterchef, so "the food will be of the highest standard".

In order to continue offering the service, which will be available until the lockdown is lifted, Xavier is appealing for donations of non-perishable food products.

"Anyone can leave supplies at the bar and this will help us to ensure that no one needs to be hungry," Xavier said.