Social Bite in Aberdeen will be opening its doors on Christmas Day to offer homeless people a free meal.
The cafe on Union Street will offer company and a Christmas dinner to those most in need on December 24 and 25.
Social Bite will also be opening its stores in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
In a social media appeal, the social enterprise urged people to get involved and help make it a Christmas to remember for the homeless and vulnerable.
OK EVERYBODY… This is more important than ever this Christmas! We really need your help – PLEASE SHARE THIS POST TO SPREAD THE WORD.
— Social Bite (@SocialBite_) December 10, 2020
It read: “This is more important than ever this Christmas.
“We really need your help – please share this post to spread the word.
“This year Social Bite will be again opening up our stores in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen on Christmas Day to give Christmas dinner and loving company to homeless and vulnerable people.
The cafe will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from noon until 3pm.
In addition to their festive opening, Social Bite will also be buying a large range of Christmas presents and essential items for homeless children, families and adults.
These will range from toys to warm clothes and sanitary and beauty products.
They will be distributed through more than 90 partners in communities across Scotland, including emergency accommodation, refuges and temporary accommodation in Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen.
The cafe added: “Any surplus funds raised will go towards Social Bite feeding homeless people every day throughout the year and our on-going employment and housing programmes to break the cycle of homelessness for good.
“With the pandemic, it has been a very difficult year for everybody, so please help make someone’s Christmas a little bit brighter.”
Social Bite co-founder Josh Littlejohn added: “For the last six years, Social Bite have been opening our doors on Christmas day in Aberdeen and across Scotland to homeless and vulnerable people.
“This year it is more important than ever that we show our compassion for those that are struggling in Aberdeen.
“In 2014 we started working with itison on our annual fundraiser, with a target of 800 Christmas dinners.
“We ended up receiving over 32,000 donations meaning we could feed homeless people for the whole year.
“We continue to be blown away by the generosity shown through our annual itison fundraiser and it has dramatically shaped the work we can do at Social Bite.
“We couldn’t do it without you, so once again we’d love you the people of Aberdeen to get behind the campaign, share it with all your friends and help the people who need it the very most this year.”