Fish and chips shop’s simple act of kindness

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A South Yorkshire fish and chip shop has committed to donating thousands of free meals to the region’s poor and homeless this winter.

Woody’s Fish & Chips, in Barnsley, has had 5000 meal vouchers printed, as part of its ‘Touch of Kindness’ campaign, to highlight the difference simple acts of kindness can make within a community.

All of their customers will be handed a numbered voucher, which they can choose to donate to one of any number of charities partaking in the drive - including Mencap, Christians Against Poverty and Yorkshire Housing - who subsequently distribute the vouchers to those most in need.

The recipient can then redeem the voucher for a free meal at any Woody’s Fish and Chip shop in the town.

Owner David Wood said: “There are many families in and around Barnsley now reliant on food banks. Our aim is to restore faith, by highlighting the acts of kindness happening all around us daily, and encouraging others within our community to do the same.”

For more information on the ‘Touch of Kindness’ free meal campaign, visit or pop into the shop and ask for a voucher.