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WATCH: Inverurie chip shop supports community by providing meals to children

By Kyle Ritchie

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An Inverurie fish and chip shop has given back to the community by providing free meals to youngsters.

Garioch Fish Bar owner Murray Morrison has given out the food the past two Fridays to help families who may be struggling during the challenging times.

The first week saw the shop provide 148 meals, while yesterday saw that rise to 320 suppers.

Mr Morrison said: "There are people struggling now, so I thought I would give back to the community.

"We set up a menu which included fish and chips, chicken fillets and chips and sausage and chips and we gave each order a time slot between 11.30am and 1.30pm to ensure there wasn't a lot of people outside the shop.

"We put it out on social media and had 148 meals the first week and that grew to 320 for the second week.

Garioch Fish Bar owner Murray Morrison with son Glen.
Garioch Fish Bar owner Murray Morrison with son Glen.

"I have heard of some people who are really finding it tough and I wanted to help the town which has supported me.

"I am delighted so many people have taken up the offer and there has been good feedback.

"When you see how happy the children were when receiving their meals, that makes it worth it.

Also included with some of the suppers was a new book from local author George Jack, whose daughter Melissa works in the shop, which is called Robot in my Basement.

Mr Morrison was also supported by his suppliers who provided the food for either a reduced price or free.

The business has been based at Burghmuir Drive since 1997. Mr Morrison was assisted in preparing the meals by son Glen and staff members Melissa Jack, Ellie Clark and Becka Jamieson.

The chip shop produced a video showing some of the children enjoying their meals which can be viewed at https://fb.watch/3MHXnUdgBu/

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