The biker boss owner of an American style diner has opened its doors to serve free food to anyone in need during the coronavirus crisis.
For six days a week Chicago 1935 American Diner on Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay – which is run by the president of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club – hands out free soup, pasta boxes and sandwiches.
And according to Outlaws supremo Stuart Dawson, better known as Dink, it’s not just for the homeless, with many struggling to cope during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dink told North Wales Live why he felt compelled to do something to help: “Why not help? If more people did this sort of thing there would be less problems in the world.
“If everyone self-isolated where would we be?”
“We’ve got a great chef called Alex who was keen to help too, and the Chinese takeaway has dropped us off a lot of milk and bread which is nice.
Dink, 56, added: “I’m a dad of six and I’d hate to see any of my kids go hungry. We are seeing not only homeless people but people who until a few weeks ago used to have jobs.
“We baked a birthday cake for the kid across the road, it’s about making a difference.”
“People may be wary of us as we are bikers but at the end of the day we are only human like everyone else.”
Dink is also helping a local community project called “Soup ‘n’ Sox”, which is run by Scott Jenkinson.
Mr Jenkinson, 46, a former heroin addict himself, has two vans going out to serve hot soup and new socks to the homeless.
Dink has given him soup and pots of porridge to give out.
Scott said: “Dink is a gentleman, he’s a good man and they put a lot of effort and thought dividing all the porridge for us in little pots so that they can be given out.”
Chicago 1935 open from 11.30am until 4.30pm from Monday to Saturday.
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Source: North Wales Live