Printworks is serving free hot food and drinks to vulnerable people across the city today

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Manchester entertainment complex Printworks is serving free hot food and drinks to vulnerable people across the city on Monday afternoon.

Chiquitos, Frankie & Benny’s and Wagamamas will all be plating up meals for people ahead of what is set to be a difficult Christmas.

Anyone considered vulnerable – whether they’re struggling financially or don’t have a roof over their head – can claim one hot meal and drink from the food collection point at Chiquito’s outdoor seating area in the Pump Yard between 12pm until 3pm today.

Adam Jackson, Marketing Manager at Printworks, said “It’s been such a difficult year for everyone and especially those in need. We are welcoming the homeless community or anyone struggling financially who would benefit from a delicious hot meal and drink.

“From our work with many charities across Greater Manchester over the years, we know the winter months and festive season can be a huge struggle.”

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He added: “Our team wants to help as much as possible, using any surplus supplies we have from our many venues to provide a little comfort during this time.

“The pandemic has hugely impacted the hospitality sector but once again the industry has shown solidarity in what has been a difficult year for them.”

Organisers have emphasised that social distancing measures will remain in place to keep the team and visitors safety at all times.

Earlier this year, the entertainment complex launched a Missed Moments campaign designed to offer a range of discounts and deals to visitors who are looking to have fun and finally celebrate those missed moments together.

Printworks has also continued to support a number of charities throughout the coronavirus pandemic including Forever Manchester, The Booth Centre and Volition.

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