The owner of Seagate Leisure Centre in Irvine has donated its frozen food supplies to North Ayrshire Council to support community hubs during the Coronavirus lockdown.
Stewart Graham, who runs the amusement centre alongside Nonsuch Lounge and Sports Bar in Saltcoats, gifted the meals in order to help vulnerable people in Irvine and the Three Towns.
“When we pulled the shutters down at the businesses, we donated all our fresh food and put our prepared meals into our freezers,” Graham told the Daily Record.
“However, as we are yet to know when we will be able to reopen, we felt that it was better that these meals go to good use rather than potentially being wasted.”
The council’s environmental health officers will oversee safe storage of the frozen meals, distributing the food and supplies via community food packs.
“We are delighted that the community hubs will be dishing out our meals to residents and families in the local area – many of whom are valued customers of ours,” said Graham.
“As a leisure and amusement business, we are all about putting a smile of people’s faces and we hope that this donation helps to do exactly during these difficult times.”